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Ogletree Deakins | USA | 11 Apr 2019

Share and Share Alike: Sharing Essential Job Functions May Qualify as a Reasonable Accommodation

On April 1, 2019, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois denied summary judgment in an Americans with Disabilities


Bryant Legal Group PC | USA | 12 May 2016

How Will the Court Review My Long Term Disability Case?

In the long anticipated ruling in Fontaine v. Metropolitan Life Ins. Co., No. 14-1984, 2015 U.S. App. (7th Cir. Sept. 4, 2015), the Seventh Circuit


Holland & Knight LLP | USA | 30 Jul 2015

Illinois releases pregnancy accommodation proposed rules

Employers must accommodate pregnancy-related conditions as if they were disabilities. Employees who receive part-time work or a reduced schedule as


Lehr Middlebrooks Vreeland & Thompson, P.C. | USA | 29 Jun 2015

Disabled employees need not be most qualified for placement in vacant positions (at least in some jurisdictions)

In the case of EEOC v. United Airlines, Inc., United agreed to pay more than $1 million to settle a lawsuit regarding reasonable accommodation issues


Arent Fox LLP | USA | 7 Oct 2014

Court finds that a nail in the head is an ADA disability

In order to state a claim under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a plaintiff must prove that (1) he was disabled within the meaning of the


Seyfarth Shaw LLP | USA | 27 Mar 2014

Third time’s the charm: the EEOC successfully asserts inflexible leave policies are impermissible qualification standards under the ADA

Sometimes all you need is a fresh startor two. In its third attempt at filing a complaint challenging an inflexible 12-month leave limitation


Jackson Lewis PC | USA | 1 Nov 2013

Medical marijuana legalized in Illinois

On January 1, 2014, Illinois will become the 20th state in the nation to legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes. Illinois' governor signed the


Franczek Radelet PC | USA | 7 Jan 2013

Disabled substitute teacher applicant raises some adequate claims against Illinois school district

A federal trial court in Chicago recently decided that a disabled applicant for a substitute teacher position at Zion School District No. 6 alleged


Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP | USA | 11 Oct 2011

EEOC's leave policy ADA case against ups fails to pass muster, despite a second bite at the apple

On September 28, 2011, an Illinois federal district court dismissed the putative class action claims brought by U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) against United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS) in a case where the EEOC alleged that UPS’s 12 month medical leave policy violated the Americans With Disabilities Act by not providing reasonable accommodations to disabled employees.


Seyfarth Shaw LLP | USA | 10 Oct 2011

Court dismisses EEOC's pattern or practice ADA case (again): government pleads too little, too late

EEOC complaints are known for their brevity, often consisting of a mere handful of terse paragraphs, even in complex pattern or practice cases.

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