The Boston law firm of Block & Roos, LLP, represents employees and employers in disputes involving the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Jessica Block is well-versed in the rights and obligations of both parties under FMLA and the ADA. She is skilled at finding mutually acceptable solutions where the parties are amenable if resolution is not possible. She has made persuasive arguments before administrative agencies and in court for her client's cause, often resulting in settlement before trial or hearing or disposition of the case.
FMLA And ADA Violations And Disputes
FMLA is a federal statute that guarantees job-protected leave from work to employees for complications of pregnancy, caring for a newborn or newly adopted infant, caring for a family member with a serious injury illness or attending to their own debilitating health issues. The ADA (and its state cognate in Massachusetts) makes it illegal for employers to discriminate in hiring or in making workplace decisions on the basis of a person's disabilities, and requires employers to reasonably accommodate the individual's special needs.
In three decades of practice, employment law lawyer Jessica Block worked with employees and employers in many cases of ADA and FMLA violations, including claims of:
- Denial of family leave, medical leave, pregnancy leave or maternity leave
- Retaliation or termination for taking FMLA leave
- Disability discrimination
- Pregnancy discrimination or harassment
- Refusing to make reasonable accommodations
- Failing to engage in an interactive process to find the appropriate solution for a person with a disability
Beyond litigation and arbitration of FMLA and ADA matters, attorneys of the Firm counsel corporate clients on FMLA and ADA compliance and their duty to accommodate.
Have a question about an FMLA or ADA issue? Call 617-223-1900 or send us an email.