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March 11, 2019
Will You Be Fired for Attending Rehab for Alcoholism?

Will You Be Fired for Attending Rehab for Alcoholism?

Alcoholism is considered a disability by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) because people who are addicted to alcohol have little-to-no control over their drinking patterns. A disability impairs performance in different areas of life and is something a person has no control over. If you are attending rehab for alcoholism, you should not be fired because you are taking active steps to overcome your addiction. However, whether you can keep your job can depend on the severity of your alcoholism and whether alcohol problems are carried into the workplace. Accommodations for Alcoholism Recovering alcoholics who are able to maintain […]
March 4, 2019
Long-Term Disability Benefits for Multiple Sclerosis

Long-Term Disability Benefits for Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a disease of the nervous system that negatively affects mental health and movement. For unknown reasons, the coating around the nerve cells is destroyed. Neuronal messages sent to and from the brain are significantly slowed down and some are stopped entirely. This leads to thinking problems, memory lapses, strange sensations of touch, and physical impairments. Any of these symptoms can greatly distract someone from their social life, school, or work. Those with MS have the right to file for long-term disability benefits, but in some cases, a claim may be denied. Contact a disability lawyer if […]