News

Subhashini Bollini to Moderate NELA Panel on Retaliation Protections Under the FMLA and ADA

Correia & Puth attorney Subhashini Bollini will moderate a panel discussion, Representing Employees in ADA & FMLA Retaliation Cases, at the upcoming National Employment Lawyers Association seminar, Reining in Retaliation & Winning Whistleblower Cases. The seminar is April 8 and 9, 2016 at the Hilton Boston Back Bay Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts.

The seminar will review recent developments and analyze cutting-edge issues, and give attendees the opportunity to discuss the enforcement of retaliation and whistleblower protections with representatives from key federal agencies. Expert panelists will address the unique issues applicable to particular groups, such as federal employees, corporate whistleblowers, and low-wage immigrant and guestworkers.

Distinguished disability rights attorney Brian East and Brooke Timmer of Fiedler & Timmer, PLLC will join Ms. Bollini to discuss the unique legal framework that applies when one is representing employees who have faced retaliation for exercising their rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act and/or the Family and Medical Leave Act. The presentation will include a review of the differences between interference, failure to accommodate, and retaliation claims. It will also focus on some of the particular legal and factual roadblocks that may arise in these types of cases, such as the requirement for employers to alter performance goals so that employees taking leave are not set up to fail, and the ways in which the types of claims being brought affects the scope of available remedies.

Correia & Puth is committed to ensuring that all employees with disabilities have equal access to the workplace and zealously advocates to help employees enforce their FMLA rights. Ms. Bollini of Correia & Puth has represented employees in eleven states and the District of Columbia in employment discrimination and retaliation claims under local, state and federal statutes.

The National Employment Lawyers Association is the largest professional membership organization in the country comprising lawyers who represent workers in labor, employment, and civil rights disputes. NELA advances employee rights and serves lawyers who advocate for equality and justice in the American workplace. The more than 4,000 members of NELA and its 69 circuit, state, and local Affiliates are committed to working on behalf of those who have been treated illegally in the workplace.

Ms. Bollini is Co-Chair of the Convention Committee for the NELA 2016 Annual Convention in Los Angeles, June 22-25, 2016, and will speak at the convention on June 23, 2016.

Visit https://www.nela.org/ for more details on the upcoming seminar in Boston and other NELA events.

contact