Representing the Injured or Disabled Member Part 41: Permanent Disabilities and the Injured Public Safety Officer

By: Jim Cline and Erica Shelley Nelson

Representing the Injured or Disabled Member

Part 41: Permanent Disabilities and the Injured Public Safety Officer

This article is the 41st in a multiple part series covering the rights your injured and disabled members have and how you, as a union or guild representative, can best assist them.  Over the past several weeks we published, and continuing for the next several weeks we’ll be publishing, in various segments, information on how state and federal laws protect your members who are hurt or otherwise unable to work. We will cover topics including disability discrimination law, the FMLA, job protection rights under the CBA, workers compensation, disability benefits, and the right to bring a civil lawsuit.

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Alabama Court Allows Disabled Shift Supervisor Who Was Demoted to Have Jury Hear His Claims

By: Loyd Willaford and Mathias Deeg

In Easter v. Alabama Department of Youth Services, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama held that a jury could find that Alabama Department of Youth Services’ stated reasons for the demotion of a disabled shift supervisor were not convincing, suggesting that the Department discriminated against the supervisor.

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Representing the Injured or Disabled Member Part 40: Challenging Workers Compensation Decisions Made by Labor and Industries

By: Jim Cline and Erica Shelley Nelson

Representing the Injured or Disabled member

Part 40: Challenging Workers Compensation Decisions Made by Labor & Industries

This article is the 40th in a multiple part series covering the rights your injured and disabled members have and how you, as a union or guild representative, can best assist them.  For some time now and continuing for the next several weeks, we are publishing, in various segments, a book information on how state and federal laws protect your members who are hurt or otherwise unable to work. Topics covered include disability discrimination law, the FMLA, job protection rights under the CBA, workers compensation, disability benefits, and the right to bring a civil lawsuit.

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Representing the Injured or Disabled Member Part 39: Restoration to Work following Recovery under Workers Compensation

By: Jim Cline and Erica Shelley Nelson

Representing the Injured or Disabled Member

Part 39: Restoration to Work following Recovery under Workers Compensation

This article is the 39th in a multiple part series covering the rights your injured and disabled members have and how you, as a union or guild representative, can best assist them.  Over the past several weeks and continuing for the next several weeks, we are publishing, in various segments, information on how state and federal laws protect your members who are hurt or otherwise unable to work.  We will cover topics including disability discrimination law, the FMLA, job protection rights under the CBA, workers compensation, disability benefits, and the right to bring a civil lawsuit.

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Representing the Injured or Disabled Member Part 38: The Permanent Partial Disability

By: Jim Cline and Erica Shelley Nelson

This article is the 38th  in a multiple part series covering the rights your injured and disabled members have and how you, as a union or guild representative, can best assist them.  Over the next several weeks we’ll be publishing, in various segments, information on how state and federal laws protect your members who are hurt or otherwise unable to work. We’ll cover topics including disability discrimination law, the FMLA, job protection rights under the CBA, workers compensation, disability benefits, and the right to bring a civil lawsuit.

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PERC Examiner Holds No Discrimination or Interference When Outspoken Union Member’s Disability Leave Cancelled

By: Chris Casillas and Sarah E. Derry

In State-Washington State Patrol, PERC Examiner Slone-Gomez dismissed the Washington State Patrol Troopers Association’s complaint, holding that the State did not cancel a union board member’s temporary disability leave in reprisal for his union activities.

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Representing the Injured or Disabled Member Part 37: An Introduction to Workers Compensation and the Injured Public Safety Officer

By Jim Cline and Erica Shelley Nelson

This article is the 37th  in a multiple part series covering the rights your injured and disabled members have and how you, as a union or guild representative, can best assist them.  Over the several weeks and continuing for the next several weeks, we’ll be publishing, in various segments, information on how state and federal laws protect your members who are hurt or otherwise unable to work. We’ll cover topics including disability discrimination law, the FMLA, job protection rights under the CBA, workers compensation, disability benefits, and the right to bring a civil lawsuit.

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Vancouver Call Center Employee Cannot Use Long-Standing Disability as Excuse for Recent Poor Performance and New Accommodations

By: Loyd Willaford and Mathias Deeg

In Mesmer v. Charter Communications Inc., the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington held that Charter Communications did not wrongfully fire or need to accommodate a call center employee suffering from Post-traumatic Stress Disorder where that employee’s poor performance was independent of his disability.

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Representing the Injured or Disabled Member Part 36: An Introduction to Workers Compensation and the Injured Public Safety Officer

By Jim Cline and Erica Shelley Nelson

Representing the Injured or Disabled Member

Part 36: An Introduction to Workers Compensation and the Injured Public Safety Officer

This article is the 36th in a multiple part series covering the rights your injured and disabled members have and how you, as a union or guild representative, can best assist them.  Over the next several weeks and continuing for the next several weeks, we’ll be publishing, in various segments, information on how state and federal laws protect your members who are hurt or otherwise unable to work. We’ll cover topics including disability discrimination law, the FMLA, job protection rights under the CBA, workers compensation, disability benefits, and the right to bring a civil lawsuit.

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Representing the Injured or Disabled Member Part 35: An Introduction to Workers Compensation and the Injured Public Safety Officer

By Jim Cline and Erica Shelley Nelson

Representing the Injured or Disabled Member

Part 35: An Introduction to Workers Compensation and the Injured Public Safety Officer

This article is the 35th in a multiple part series covering the rights your injured and disabled members have and how you, as a union or guild representative, can best assist them.  Over the several weeks and continuing for the next several weeks, we’ll be publishing, in various segments, information on how state and federal laws protect your members who are hurt or otherwise unable to work. We’ll cover topics including disability discrimination law, the FMLA, job protection rights under the CBA, workers compensation, disability benefits, and the right to bring a civil lawsuit.

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