Employees who need to take care of a disabled relative may be eligible for
Likewise, employees sometimes think their employers must provide them with reasonable accommodations so they can care for a disabled relative under the ADA’s so-called association clause. That’s simply not true.
The association clause prohibits discrimination against employees or applicants because they have a disabled relative, based strictly on the relative’s disability or the belief that the employee will have to take time off to care for the relative. Thus, it is illegal to refuse to hire an applicant with a disabled relative because of increased insurance or medical costs or based on the ...(register to read more)
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