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Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP | USA | 14 Mar 2016

California Appellate Panel Sets Standard for Disability Discrimination Jury Instructions

How should a California trial court properly instruct a jury regarding an employer's intent to discriminate against a disabled defendant and what role


Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP | USA | 11 Dec 2015

On the Clock: Employer's Three-Month Delay in Responding to Accommodation Request Triggers Claim

How long is too long for an employer to grant an employee's request for accommodation? A three-month delay and the need for multiple reminders raised


Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP | USA | 16 Apr 2014

Second Circuit: inability to sit for long periods can trigger ADA coverage

Can an employee's inability to sit for a prolonged period of time constitute a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act? According to a


Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP | USA | 7 Feb 2014

Temporary impairment may constitute a disability under ADA, says 4th Circuit

In the first decision from a federal appellate court interpreting the amendments to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) expanding the


Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP | USA | 19 Nov 2013

California Appellate Court: employer can be liable for associational disability discrimination

Why it matters: While breaking new ground in the hotly contested area of disability discrimination, the Rope v. Auto-Chlor System of Washington court


Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP | USA | 14 Oct 2013

Fifth Circuit adopts broad reading of ADA

Why it matters: For employers in the Fifth Circuit, finding a reasonable accommodation for a disabled employee pursuant to the ADA just got more


Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP | USA | 12 Sep 2013

Kentucky Court: morbidly obese employee disabled, discrimination suit can go forward

A five-foot four-inch female weighing 425 pounds established that her morbid obesity constituted a disability pursuant to Kentucky law, the state's

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