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After FMLA Runs Out, Can You Get Additional Leave Under The ADA?

Thatcher logo.jpgThe Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) requires employers to grant reasonable accommodations to people with disabilities. The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) protects your job if you take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave to care for yourself, a family member, or a new baby. If you have a disability and have taken all 12 weeks of FMLA leave, can your employer fire you if you need more time -- or would the extra time be considered a reasonable accommodation?


Stewart.jpgLinda Hitt Thatcher, the founding and managing partner of Thatcher Law Firm, is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Historical Society of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland. Ms. Thatcher was instrumental in the creation of The March for Civil Rights exhibit located on the 4th floor of the U.S. Courthouse in Greenbelt, Maryland. The exhibit consists of several museum-quality installations, each designed to engage visitors and to tell the story of an important civil rights case. Ms. Thatcher was responsible for designing an exhibit that celebrates an historic civil rights decision in Stewart v. The Sue.

Seven Things You Need to Know About Maryland's New Leave Law

Thumbnail image for allergy-cold-disease-flu-41284.jpegOn January 12, 2018, the Maryland General Assembly enacted the Maryland Healthy Working Families Act (by overriding the Governor's veto).  The law adds mandatory sick leave requirements for Maryland Employers.   The law is the first of its kind in the State.  Below are seven (7) things you must know about the law:

How far do speech protections extend into the workplace?

Last month, a memo from a frustrated Google employee disparaging the company's diversity initiative caused an Internet frenzy. In the memo, which drew the ire of many, the employee, a software engineer named James Damore, claimed that biological and psychological differences between men and women accounted for the underrepresentation of women in the tech roles such as software engineering.

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