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Ford & Harrison LLP | USA | 25 May 2017

Federal Judge Rules that Transgender Employee's ADA Claim May Proceed

On May 18, 2017, in the first decision of its kind, the Eastern District of Pennsylvania held that transgender people are not categorically barred


Seyfarth Shaw LLP | USA | 14 Jul 2016

Pennsylvania Court Says Museum Must Waive Admission Fee for Personal Care Assistants

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


Dorsey & Whitney LLP | USA | 18 Dec 2015

Can My Website Subject My Business to Liability Under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)?

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


Ogletree Deakins | USA | 26 Apr 2013

Does partial deafness constitute a disability under the ADAAA? The question remains unanswered

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


Jackson Lewis PC | USA | 5 Apr 2013

Partial deafness not a disability under ADA, Federal Court rules

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


Bracewell LLP | USA | 25 Feb 2013

Federal court rejects ADA suit over random alcohol testing of probationary plant employees

A federal judge in Pennsylvania has dismissed an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission challenge to U.S. Steel Corporation's random alcohol testing


Fenwick & West LLP | USA | 14 Dec 2011

Employee's alcoholism does not rise to the level of an ADA disability, leading to dismissal of claims

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.


Seyfarth Shaw LLP | USA | 3 Jun 2011

EEOC's "fishing expedition" cut short in Pennsylvania

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.


Seyfarth Shaw LLP | USA | 25 Apr 2011

Class certification denied in ADA termination lawsuit over maximum leave of absence policy

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).


Greenberg Traurig LLP | USA | 19 Jul 2010

Leaves of absence and the ADA

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.

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