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Fired for refusing to provide doctor’s note? Court says no ADA violation

February 6 2017 On 2/3/17, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed summary judgment for an employer that terminated an employee after he told a supervisor he…

Police officers with epilepsy and bipolar disorder win in ADA discrimination jury trials

March 12 2017 Two New York jury verdicts highlight risks for employers when denying accommodations on the ground that a diagnosed medical condition presents a risk…

Employee with Depression & Panic Attacks not entitled to ADA accommodations

January 30 2017 On 1/27/17, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed summary judgment for an employer in a case involving requests by a Customer Service…

Diabetes Not A Disability under the ADA?

February 2 2017 On 1/30/17, a federal judge granted summary judgment to an employer on an ADA discrimination claim on the ground, among others, that the employee's…

Another victory for medical marijuana users at work!

August 10 2017 On 8/8/17, a federal district court judge in Connecticut concluded that federal law does not preempt a Connecticut state statute that prohibits…

Another victory for medical marijuana users at work!

August 10 2017 On 8/8/17, a federal district court judge in Connecticut concluded that federal law does not preempt a Connecticut state statute that prohibits…

Costs of not properly accommodating PTSD and military leave include $7.8 million jury verdict.

July 17 2017 On July 13, 2017, Volvo North America won a pyrrhic victory in an ADA/USERRA discrimination case. Specifically, after years of costly litigation, a $7…

Sensient Pays $800,000 to settle ADA claim because of Inflexible Leave/Accommodation Policy

July 9 2017 The EEOC announced on 6/30/17 that Sensient Natural Ingredients, a division of Sensient Technologies, has agreed to pay up to $800,000 and also…

Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD/ADHD) and the ADA

June 26 2017 A recent decision by the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) awarding approximately $325,000 in damages to a long-service employee…

Forced Medical Leave and the ADA

June 14 2017 Employers sometimes ask whether or not they can offer a leave of absence to an employee instead of agreeing to a worksite accommodation that the…