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Missouri Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Transgender Student

USA - March 4 2019 On February 26, 2019, the Supreme Court of Missouri overturned the dismissal of a lawsuit filed against a school district by a transgender student…

Mallory Stumpf Zoia

Eighth Circuit sheds light on the legality of employer disqualification policies

USA - August 31 2018 Courts have ruled that sweeping and overbroad employer-initiated disqualification policies must be struck absent business justification. But where is…

Julie A. Gladstone

Can Your Employees Think on Their Feet? Analyzing the Standing Desk Trend Through the Lens of the ADA

USA - July 27 2018 In 2013, the American Medical Association adopted a policy against sedentary behavior and encouraged…

Was That an Accommodation Request? What to Do When an Employee Says “I Changed My Meds”

USA - May 17 2018 Even something as simple as a statement that an employee has changed his or her medications can be treated as notice from an employee that an…

The Eighth Circuit & the ADA, Part II: Must a Request for Accommodation be Explicit?

USA - November 1 2016 In contrast to Parker v. Crete Carrier Corporation, et al, in Kowitz v. Trinity Health, et al, No. 15-1584 (October 17, 2016), a split panel of the…

Andrew P. Burnside, Sarah Smith Kuehnel