Mealey's Labor & Employment - 8th Circuit: Employee With Hearing Impairment, MS Failed To Prove Bias Claims

Mealey's Labor & Employment - 8th Circuit: Employee With Hearing Impairment, MS Failed To Prove Bias Claims

ST. LOUIS - A former retail store associate failed to prove that, due to his hearing impairment and multiple sclerosis (MS), he was a "qualified individual" under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) because he was unable to perform essential functions of his job, the Eighth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled July 1 (Joshua D. Stricklin v. Dolgencorp, LLC, No. 13-1582, 8th Cir.; 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 12374).

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