ADA Employment Discrimination Filing Deadlines

How long do I have to file a complaint of employment discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)?  The answer is --- it depends on where you file?  Let me explain. When you have been discriminated against at your place of employment due to a disability, you may have an action through the ADA.  Firs thing to know is that you can file your complaints at the Federal level with the EEOC, or the state level with the PA…

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Carlisle man wins workers compensation benefits despite prior injury

Recently, I have done several posts on pre-existing conditions and work injuries.  I've done so because pre-existing conditions are a common thread in many workers compensation denials.  However, again, the fact a pre-existing condition exists IS NOT a bar to workers compensation benefits when an injury occurs on the job. I recently won workers compensation benefits for a Carlisle area truck driver.  My client was injured while loading product on a truck.  He injured his shoulder.  His employer and the…

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Social Security Disability is NOT an entitlement program

It really is a shame that Social Security Disability has such a stigma attached to it.  And there is.  There is that thought out there that people on Social Security Disability are getting nothing but 'hand outs' or 'entitlements' or 'welfare'.  It's our political world of uninformed opinions that grips our society today. Fact is, that workers have paid for these benefits through their payroll taxes over their entire career.   Just like you to pay into unemployment or car…

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2018 Pennsylvania Average Weekly Wage rates released

The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry has released it's 2018 average weekly wage rates.  Your average weekly wage determines your corresponding compensation rate, the rate your would be paid each week if you were out of work for your work injury.  I recently published an article on our official Blog at Mooney & Associates.  You can see the blog post here for the new rates. Ensuring your average weekly wage rate is calculated properly is critical to your case. …

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