When Is Your Employer REQUIRED To LET You Show Up LATE?

You may think the answer is “never,” but the law never lets you say “never.”  I have recently posted about an employer’s duty to provide “reasonable accommodations” to a “qualified individual with a disability.”  This is required of most employers by the Americans With Disabilities Act (the “ADA”) and Chapter 151B if the Massachusetts General Laws (also known as the Massachusetts Fair Employment Practices Act.) Continue reading “When Is Your Employer REQUIRED To LET You Show Up LATE?”

Reasonable Accomodations – What are they and when are they required?

Recently, I have written about the “at-will employment” rule and some of its exceptions.  One of those exceptions is an employer’s obligation to provide “reasonable accommodations” to certain employees.  In my experience, this is an obligation that many employers — and, sometimes, employees and their care providers — fail to understand and implement properly.  So, what is this “reasonable accommodation” rule and who does it apply to? Continue reading “Reasonable Accomodations – What are they and when are they required?”

Getting Fired For A Medical Condition, Disability or Work-Related Injury

Recently, I have posted about the “at-will” employment rule.  Virtually everyone is employed  “at-will,” which means that the employee can resign from – or be fired from – his/her job at any time, for any reason or for no reason at all.  There are exceptions, however, to the “at-will” rule.  Continue reading “Getting Fired For A Medical Condition, Disability or Work-Related Injury”