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Federal & State Laws Protecting Children & Adults with Diabetes in:

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Diabetes Discrimination & Legal Resources

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Have a question about diabetes discrimination?

Post your question to IOH's "Ask the Lawyer" Jeffrey I. Ehrlich; father of a child with type 1 diabetes, and an appellate attorney specializing in diabetes discrimination legal issues.

IRS Loses Diabetes Job Discrimination Suit

December 19, 2005

Diabetes advocacy attorney (and former dLifeTV guest) John Griffin is back in the news again. Griffin represented Gary Branham in a lawsuit against the Internal Revenue Service. The IRS had denied Branham a promotion due to his type 1 diabetes, and a federal court has now ruled in his favor, awarding him $78,000 in back pay.

Source dLifeToday



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Job Discrimination in the Workplace


Federal Employment Laws Affecting Persons with Diabetes

The ADA website offers a nice overview of each of the following federal employment laws:

  • The American’s With Disabilities Act – Prohibits employment discrimination against persons with qualifying disabilities (diabetes included)
  • Rehabilitation Act of 1973 – Prohibits employment discrimination against persons with qualifying disabilities who work for the federal government.
  • Congressional Accountability Act – Protective law applicable to most employees of the legislative branch and federal government.
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) – Provides for employees to take leave of absence due to their own or an immediate family member’s serious health issues.

Links related to the above laws in the work place:

Diabetes Spectrum
Diabetic Lifestyle
Disability Law Resource Project
American Diabetes Association



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