Upon attempting to return from a medical leave of absence, an employee requests the following accommodations: an ergonomic chair, adjusted lighting in her office, and a part-time schedule for the next eight days. Instead of providing the accommodations...
Dear Americans with Disabilities Act,
How time flies — you’re already 25 years old! I have seen many lovely tributes to you this week, and a couple of my favorites are here and here . I hope you don’t mind one more from me.
by Mark G. Jeffries
I was recently asked if an employer has to assign a qualified employee with a disability to a vacant position as part of the employer’s duty to reasonably accommodate the disability. The employer believed that, if he had a...
Telework is among the array of possible reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act that may enable an employee with a disability to perform the essential functions of the job.
Now, as a federal appellate court confirmed last...
The American Bar Association sponsored a webinar this
week on the Americans with Disabilities Act, which was noteworthy for its
inclusion of EEOC commissioners Chai
Feldblum (Democrat) and Victoria
I'm usually such a doom...
Earlier this month, I wrote about the ADA and hiring preferences , pointing out that the
disability discrimination laws do not prevent an employer from giving a hiring
preference to a disabled job applicant by creating a cause for action in favor
This can be a really difficult situation. Just ask a local Pennsylvania employer.
In Brady v. United Refrigeration, Inc. (opinion here ) [an enhanced version of this opinion is available to lexis.com subscribers] , the plaintiff suffered from heightened...
The Americans with Disabilities Act requires employers to provide a reasonable accommodation, upon request, to an individual with a disability to enable that person to perform the essential functions of the job. Oftentimes, the questions arises: What...
Let's say that you have an employee whom the Americans with Disabilities Act would consider disabled and to whom you have afforded a reasonable accommodation for a long time.
Maybe it's a few years of light duty to accommodate your employee's...
by Jami K. Suver
According to a 2011 publication of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “Mental illnesses account for a larger proportion of disability in developed countries than any other group of illnesses, including cancer...
by Jami K. Suver
In April 2014, the Sixth Circuit, in EEOC v. Ford Motor Co. , decided that telecommuting may be a reasonable accommodation under the ADA, even if the employer’s business judgment dictates otherwise [an enhanced version of this...
Let's say you operate a business in NJ. Your disabled
employee comes to you requesting an accommodation for his disability. Does the
mere failure to provide that accommodation trigger a claim under the New Jersey Law
Against Discrimination (NJLAD...
It seems like Title III ADA questions are coming up more and more often these days. I wrote about the basics of Title III a while back , and figured it is time to post on it again.
Typically when a company has questions relating to its obligations...
United Airlines recently agreed to pay over $1 million to settle a long-running suit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) charging United with violating the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”)...