Michael Costantino was born without a left hand. Should
the Transportation Security Administration have hired him as an airport
screener? Or, has it violated the ADA by refusing to hire him because of his
missing hand? Eva Tahmincioglu reports the...
The regulations to the Americans with Disabilities Act include a non-exhaustive list of reasonable accommodations that may apply to allow an employee with a disability to perform the essential functions of the job. They include job restructuring; part...
Our friends at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently scored another big win in a pregnancy discrimination case -- actually got summary judgment against the employer, which is unusual. In this case, the employer apparently knew it had...
In Henschel v. Clare County Road Commission [ an enhanced version of this opinion is available to lexis.com subscribers ], the 6th Circuit reminded employers that the determination of what responsibilities are essential job functions is typically a question...
The FMLA's return-to-work requirement.
Under the Family and Medical Leave Act , an eligible employee has the right to take up to twelve workweeks of covered leave for, among other things, for the employee's own serious health condition.
To receive the protections of the Americans with Disabilities Act , an individual with a disability must be qualified to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation. Absent undue hardship, an employer must provide...
by Ann Kontner
It seems that as Human Resources professionals we have
been inundated with information about the new definition of the term
"disability" under the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2008. Furthermore,
it has been burned into...
A friendly reminder that, just because your job description might say what an employee is supposed to do, doesn’t mean that’s what your employee actually does. And, in an Americans with Disabilities Act case, here’s why that matters…...