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August 2019 Archives

Cigna denies man with heart condition long-term disability

If you pay for long-term disability insurance, you expect to have coverage if a disability prevents you from working. Having long-term disability coverage seems to be a safe way to protect yourself and your family if a disability prevents you from working. And after years of paying monthly premiums, it can feel like you deserve payments if you need them.

Update: U.S. Women's National Soccer Team's fight for pay equity

Regular readers of our Milwaukee employment law blog will recall that back in June we wrote about the fight for pay equity waged by the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team (USWNT). The team was then battling for another World Cup title on the field and equal pay off of the field. Since then, of course, the team led by Megan Rapinoe and former University of Wisconsin star Rose Lavelle won its fourth FIFA championship.

Senior living chain sued for disability discrimination

Brookdale Senior Living operates more than 1,000 retirement communities across the U.S., including several around Wisconsin and one in a Milwaukee suburb. Though the country's largest senior living company touts its ability to accommodate residents with physical limitations, it is accused of being much less hospitable to a job applicant with a disability.

Is inflammation considered a disability?

Many jobs require you to perform repetitive tasks. Regardless of the industry you work in, repetition can become troublesome over time. However, if you experience swelling due to health conditions such as arthritis, it could hinder your ability to complete your duties.

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