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

USA - February 6 2017 On 2317, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed summary judgment for an employer that terminated an employee after he told a supervisor he

Is Morbid Obesity a disability under the ADA? Courts say No.

USA - February 7 2017 On 2317, a federal court granted summary judgment to an employer on ADA claims, concluding that morbid obesity is not a disability under the ADA

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

Bahamas, USA - 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

USA - January 30 2017 On 12717, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed summary judgment for an employer in a case involving requests by a Customer Service

Hiring sign language interpreter may be ADA reasonable accommodation -- even if it costs $120,000!

USA - January 23 2017 Courts have held that hiring a full-time American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter for a deaf employee may be a reasonable accommodation, even if doing

Another victory for medical marijuana users at work!

USA - August 10 2017 On 8817, 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.

USA - July 17 2017 On July 13, 2017, Volvo North America won a pyrrhic victory in an ADAUSERRA discrimination case. Specifically, after years of costly litigation, a $7

Sensient Pays $800,000 to settle ADA claim because of Inflexible LeaveAccommodation Policy

USA - July 9 2017 The EEOC announced on 63017 that Sensient Natural Ingredients, a division of Sensient Technologies, has agreed to pay up to $800,000 and also

Attention Deficit Disorder (ADDADHD) and the ADA

USA - 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

USA - 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