A federal judge in Pennsylvania held
this week that U.S. Steel had the right under the Americans with
Disabilities Act to conduct random alcohol tests on probationary
employees at a coke
plant , granting summary judgment to the company in a class action that had
been filed by the Equal...
by Lindsay M. Bouffard
Marissa Mayer, Yahoo's recently appointed CEO, has come
under fire for her decision to end Yahoo's telecommuting program. This drastic
measure has Human Resources professionals wondering whether a blanket ban on
telecommuting could have legal ramifications. Under...
A couple of week ago I wrote about why the ADA likely protects against obesity as a disability (thank you Wall Street Journal Law Blog for the linkage).
If the ADA is starting to protect physical characteristics such as weight, what about height? McElmurry v. Arizona Dept. of Agriculture (D. Ariz...
Two lawsuits filed in the past 11 days by the EEOC serve as a reminder that the mandatory “interactive process” under the Americans with Disability Act requires the employer to at least discuss whether there is an appropriate reasonable accommodation. There is not, however, any requirement...
Last Friday, I had the pleasure of speaking at the National Employment Lawyers Association - New Jersey Annual Conference.
I must admit that I was a bit leery. While it sounded legitimate enough -- they asked me to speak on a panel addressing accommodation issues under the Americans with Disabilities...