From chronic pain and fatigue to disruptive headaches and mood swings, millions of U.S. adults suffer from disabling and hidden or invisible medical conditions. For these individuals, daily life can be a struggle as their disability permeates all aspects of their lives, including their ability to get and keep a job.
This past May, in a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that employees must comply with arbitration clauses in their employment contracts. Those clauses require plaintiffs to resolve legal disputes with their employers through arbitration instead of joining other employees in class action lawsuits.
When hurricanes or other natural disasters strike, most people are concerned primarily with survival and recovery in the aftermath. The last thing those living in impacted areas are probably worrying about is protecting their jobs. Unfortunately, if this unforeseen situation isn't handled properly with an employer, a person's job security may be at risk.