Disability Discrimination

Berke-Weiss Law Attorneys Speak at Endometriosis Foundation Conference

March 27, 2023
Berke-Weiss Law attorneys, Laurie Berke-Weiss, Alex Berke, and Rosa Aliberti, spoke at the EndoFound Global Patient Symposium, commonly referred to as Patient Day, about the legal rights and protections for those with endometriosis.

Elon Musk’s Public Mocking of Employee’s Disability Highlights the Importance of Reasonable Accommodations and Health Information Privacy

March 16, 2023
Elon Musk mocked a Twitter employee for his disability and lack of clarity regarding job status, highlighting issues disabled workers face in the workplace.

Long COVID Leads to Lasting Effects on New York Workers, State, Study Finds

January 24, 2023
85% of workers' compensation funds from NYSIF have been paid to people with long COVID demonstrating that people are leaving the work force due to long COVID.

New Study of Employees With Long COVID Demonstrates Need for More Workplace Accommodations

January 12, 2023
Since the beginning of the pandemic “long COVID” remains a new and poorly understood condition both for medical experts and people suffering from the condition. For workers, this has had a significant impact on their ability to remain productive at work.

Labor Market Strong for Workers with Disabilities

November 1, 2022
For many workers in the US, the pandemic has reshaped the employment landscape. Fully remote and hybrid work have become normal.

John Fetterman Interview Highlights ADA Accommodations Still Hard to Get

October 17, 2022
In a recent NBC interview with Pennsylvania Senate candidate John Fetterman, we saw a common problem for many Americans: The ability to get reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA ).

NY State Division on Human Rights Alleges Pregnancy-related Discrimination at Amazon

June 6, 2022
The report suggests that Amazon consultants have identified reasonable accommodations that would allow workers with disabilities to continue performing their functions without undue burden. However, despite this knowledge, company officials continue to pursue a policy of forced unpaid leave rather than internally-identified accommodations.

Berke-Weiss Law PLLC Sues Amazon for Disability Discrimination

May 4, 2022
Berke-Weiss Law PLLC filed a disability discrimination suit against Amazon in the Southern District of New York on May 2, 2022.

Law360 Covers Berke-Weiss Law's Suit Against Amazon

May 4, 2022
On Tuesday, May 3, 2022, Law360 dug into Berke-Weiss Law’s latest lawsuit, Brittany Hope v. Amazon.com Services LLC and Sandra Finkelstein.

It Pays to Listen to Your Employees

April 18, 2022
A Kentucky jury’s recent finding underscores how important it is to listen to employee’s needs, especially when employees are sharing the mental health bases for their requests. Such open-minded attitudes and awareness of the consequences of disability discrimination usually lead to less strife and more equity in the long-run.

Federal Government Considers Long Covid a Disability

September 3, 2021
The federal government has made moves to expand disability coverage to include long Covid sufferers. President Biden made the announcement in July as part of the country’s celebration of the 31st anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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