• 22 minutes

Other Federal Statutes With Potential Impact on Employees With Medical Conditions


The 2008 Amendments to the ADA greatly expanded the definition of a disability.

If you have a problem employee that you are considering disciplining or terminating for filing a workers’ compensation claims, there are some federal statutes that have potential impact when an employee has a medical condition. The Family Medical Leave Act requires covered employers to provide 12 weeks of unpaid leave to eligible employees for a serious medical condition. The employee must give proper notice to take FMLA leave and the employer may require a doctor’s certification if the claimant was given proper notice of the requirement. This video will cover the American’s With Disabilities Act and an overview of the 2008 amendments.

Runtime: 22 minutes



James M. Mesnard

James M. Mesnard

The Postol Law Firm

  • Counsel with The Postol Law Firm
  • Practice focuses on defending employers in contested workers’ compensation claims, defending workers’ compensation retaliation claims in civil actions and administrative proceedings, and defending employers in lawsuits filed under various federal employment discrimination statutes
  • Counsel to the Washington, D.C. office of Seyfarth Shaw, LLP from 1987–2018
  • Law clerk to the chief administrative law judge for the U.S. Department of Labor, where he helped prepare decisions on contested workers’ compensation claims arising under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act
  • J.D. degree, University of Maryland School of Law
  • Can be contacted at [email protected] or 571-378-6367

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