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Baker & Hostetler LLP | USA | 16 Oct 2018

State Court Asked to ‘Weigh In’ on Whether Obesity Constitutes an Impairment Under Anti-Discrimination Law

On Sept. 17, 2018, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals certified to the Washington Supreme Court the question of whether obesity qualifies as an


Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP | USA | 7 May 2013

Essential job functions do not have to be modified to accommodate an employee’s disability

Have you ever had an employee ask you to modify or eliminate an essential function of the job in order to accommodate a disability? If asked, are you


Fenwick & West LLP | USA | 7 Jan 2011

Disabled telecommuting employee lawfully denied promotions under the ADA when presence in the office was an essential job function

In McEnroe v Miscrosoft Corporation, a Washington State federal district court held that the ADA disability discrimination and other related claims of a disabled telecommuting employee failed because presence at the office was an essential function of each promotional opportunity denied her.

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