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The relationship of workers' compensation to the Americans with Disabilities Act and Family and Medical Leave Act.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15182749     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This article examines the intersection of workers' compensation laws with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Much ADA and FMLA litigation stems from work-related injuries or illnesses. Knowledge of the ADA and FMLA may help prevent workers' compensation cases from resulting in costly employment litigation. Employees who are absent from work for a work-related condition often have rights under other laws, besides workers' compensation laws, such as the ADA and FMLA. Employers need to be cognizant of this while addressing these cases. First, the goals of state workers' compensation laws and the ADA and FMLA are reviewed. Then specific issues involving the intersection of workers' compensation, ADA,and FMLA are discussed.
Authors:
John H Geaney
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinics in occupational and environmental medicine     Volume:  4     ISSN:  1526-0046     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Occup Environ Med     Publication Date:  2004 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-06-08     Completed Date:  2004-10-14     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100893239     Medline TA:  Clin Occup Environ Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  vi, 273-93     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Capehart and Scatchard, P.A., 8000 Midatlantic Drive, Suite 3000, Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054, USA. jgeaney@capehart.com
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Employment / legislation & jurisprudence*
Family Leave / legislation & jurisprudence*
Humans
Personnel Management / legislation & jurisprudence
Sick Leave / legislation & jurisprudence*
United States
Workers' Compensation / legislation & jurisprudence*

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