On May 18, 2017, in the first decision of its kind, the Eastern District of Pennsylvania held that transgender people are not categorically barred
Pennsylvania court rules that a museum violated the ADA when it refused to waive the entry fee for a guest’s personal care assistant. A federal
It may come as a surprise that the answer to the above question is yes, or so a number of plaintiffs claim in lawsuits that have been filed recently
A federal court in Pennsylvania recently dismissed a lawsuit filed by a female newspaper page designer who claimed that she was laid off because of
Deafness in one ear is not a disability under the American with Disabilities Act, as amended by the ADA Amendments Act, because the plaintiff could
A federal judge in Pennsylvania has dismissed an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission challenge to U.S. Steel Corporation's random alcohol testing
In Kennedy v. Glen Mills School, a federal court in Pennsylvania dismissed a terminated employee's claim of disability discrimination (based on alleged alcoholism) because the employee failed to prove that his alleged alcoholism rose to the level of a protected disability under the ADA.
As we have reported in other posts, there have been a disturbing trend in federal district courts to give the EEOC significant latitude in the scope of its investigations.
On April 21, 2011, Judge Terrence F. McVerry of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania denied class certification in Chedwick, et al. v. UPMC dba University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Case No. 07-806 (W.D. Pa. Apr. 21, 2011).
One of the most vexing areas in employment is the interaction of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act for individuals on a leave of absence because of a disability.