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Briggs and Morgan | USA | 9 May 2016

Can An Employer Refuse To Hire An Applicant For Being Too Obese?

Maybe - the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals recently held that refusing to hire an employee due to his or her obesity does not constitute disability

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Briggs and Morgan | USA | 3 Aug 2015

Can you fire an employee for threatening to kill co-workers?

Yes - a sincere belief that an employee made threats of violence is perhaps one of the strongest defenses available to claims for wrongful termination

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Briggs and Morgan | USA | 7 May 2015

When are reasonable accommodations not required for a disabled employee?

Sometimes, the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) does not require an employer to provide a reasonable accommodation to an employee. The most

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Briggs and Morgan | USA | 13 Apr 2015

Sixth Circuit holds that telecommuting is not a reasonable accommodation after all

After previously holding last year that telecommuting may be required as a reasonable accommodation, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals issued an en

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Briggs and Morgan | USA | 28 Oct 2014

One-armed security guard wins ADA case

A jury in Miami recently found that an employer discriminated against a one-armed security guard on the basis of disability when it fired him

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Briggs and Morgan | USA | 12 Dec 2012

What kinds of reasonable accommodations may be required under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)?

The Americans with Disabilities Act generally requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations to the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified applicant or employee with a disability unless the employer can demonstrate that the accommodation would impose an undue hardship.

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Briggs and Morgan | USA | 12 Nov 2012

U.S. Aorney’s Office announces review of restaurants under the Americans with Disabilities Act

On November 7, 2012, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Minnesota issued a press release announcing that it would review approximately 12 restaurants to determine whether they are in compliance with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) for places of public accommodation.

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Briggs and Morgan | USA | 29 May 2012

Can employers require employees to provide medical information regarding disabilities?

A recent case from the Minnesota Court of Appeals noted a significant difference between the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Minnesota Human Rights Act (MHRA).

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Briggs and Morgan | USA | 30 Apr 2012

The interactive process under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) generally requires an employer to provide a reasonable accommodation to a disabled employee or applicant if the accommodation is necessary to enable the employee or applicant to perform the essential functions of the job and will not result in undue hardship to the employer.

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Briggs and Morgan | USA | 20 Jan 2012

What constitutes a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)?

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) defines “disability” to mean: (1) a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities; (2) a record of such an impairment; (3) or being regarded as having such an impairment.

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