4th Circuit Vacates Ruling That Red Cross Chapter Is Employer Under Federal Act

RICHMOND, Va. - The Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Dec. 7 affirmed a trial court ruling that a former employee of a Red Cross chapter failed to show that he was the victim of disability discrimination when he was terminated a short time after allegedly getting injured on the job; however, the appellate panel vacated the trial court's ruling that the chapter was an "employer" under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) (Benjamin Reynolds v. American National Red Cross, et al., Nos. 11-2278 and 11-2280, 4th Cir.; 2012 U.S. App. LEXIS 25091).

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