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Hessam Parzivand

Q&A: REQUESTING REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION under the ADA

Q: Do I have to use special language in order to request accommodation? A: No. All you’ve got to do is use “plain English” and link the need to a medical condition—for instance: “I need six weeks off to get treatment for a back problem;” or “I’m having trouble getting to work at my scheduled starting time because of medical treatments I’m undergoing.” Of course, this does not necessarily mean that your employer is required to provide the change, but it’s a first step in the process to obtain a change.

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Hessam Parzivand

New York Law Journal Writes About Significance of Decision Obtained by Parzivand Law Firm Regarding Extraterritoriality of Corporate Whistleblower Retaliation Provisions

On August 29, 2017, a Parzivand Law Firm client received a landmark decision from the Administrative Review Board of the Department of Labor. The client had worked on Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan and was allegedly terminated in retaliation for reporting fraudulent activities of his company.

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Hessam Parzivand

Could Alzheimer’s Disease Be Protected Under the Americans with Disabilities Act?

The ADA was established to ensure that individuals with disabilities are not discriminated against. The ADA does not specifically list out disabilities that are covered; instead the ADA defines disability as, “a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities…” The ADA also prohibits discrimination based on perceived disabilities that are thought to impair a person’s ability.

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Hessam Parzivand

Uber Drivers And The Blurred Line Between Employees and Contractors

The California Labor Commission recently determined that an Uber driver was an employee rather than an independent contractor, generating national headlines today. In essence, the California decision states that Uber is a taxi service, and that the drivers of a taxi service are employees under California law, because they are integral to the service the taxi service performs.

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Hessam Parzivand

Parzivand Law Firm Quoted Regarding Case

Montgomery County Precinct 3 Commissioner James Noack denied accusations that he discriminated against former female employees stating several could not meet his expectations and accountability standards, which led to their terminations or resignations from his office.

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Hessam Parzivand

Groped Employee Who Defended Self From Harrasser Did Not Forfeit Legal Protections

In Speed v. Wes Health System, a Pennsylvania Plaintiff survived dismissal of her suit for retaliatory discharge after she defended herself against a coworker who allegedly sexually harassed her for thirteen months. The employer Wes Health System (“WES”) fired both the harasser and Speed after she struck the harasser on the side of his face when he touched her leg a second time right after she warned him that she would defend herself after the first time.

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