Food Allergies in the Workplace

Speaker: Mary Vargas

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Federal law provides job applicants and employees with disabilities with the right to reasonable accommodations and with protection from discrimination on the basis of disability. This webinar will introduce the rights of applicants and employees with disabilities, with special focus on food allergies.

Mary Vargas is a partner with Stein & Vargas, LLP, a civil rights law firm committed to the principle that all people have full and equal access to all parts of American society. Vargas advocates for individuals who were discriminated against on the basis of disability through high stakes federal court litigation and is committed to ensuring full and equal access for all individuals. She has litigated cases pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act throughout the United States, achieving important victories that have advanced the rights of individuals with disabilities. Vargas is a 1998 Skadden Fellow and a 1994 Truman Scholar. She is the recipient of the Advocacy for Persons with Pain Award from the American Academy of Pain Management. Vargas co-founded the Allergy Law Project and has a special interest in the rights of individuals and families impacted by food allergies.

The slides from the presentation can be viewed here.

Funding for this webinar was made possible through a generous grant from