Tag Archives: ADA

Texas Federal Court Specifies That Disabled Employees Must Ask For An Accommodation

In November 2014, a Federal Court in Houston issued a significant opinion related to employees requiring an accommodation for a disability. In Sumpter v. American Bottling Company et. al., the court held that an employee seeking an accommodation must explain … Continue reading

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EEOC Resolves Disability Cases On Behalf Of Temporary Employees

According to a press release issued December 19, 2014, the EEOC resolved a disability discrimination suit involving a temporary employee working for Bank of America in Chicago.  The EEOC alleged that the bank failed to accommodate the temporary employee’s visual impairment … Continue reading

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October 2014 EEOC Verdicts and Settlements

Our summary of recent EEOC verdicts and settlements for October 2014.

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September 2014 EEOC Verdicts and Settlements

A summary of recent EEOC verdicts and settlements.

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Being Cantankerous And Having Trouble Getting Along With Co-Workers Not An ADA Disability, Even In California

In Weaving v. City of Hillsboro, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit found that an employer’s termination of an employee who had recurring interpersonal problems with his co-workers, that were purportedly attributable to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder … Continue reading

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July 2014 EEOC Verdicts and Settlements

Here is our monthly summary of recent EEOC verdicts and settlements.

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Former Employee to Receive $72,500 in Settlement of EEOC Disability Lawsuit

Lifecare Medical Services has agreed to pay $72,500 to a former employee and take other remedial actions to settle an EEOC lawsuit alleging it violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by refusing to provide a reasonable accommodation to the employee, … Continue reading

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Telecommuting No Longer “Unusual” ADA Accommodation Due to Advances in Technology

In EEOC v. Ford Motor Co., the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit held that allowing an employee to telecommute up to four days a week was a reasonable accommodation for an employee with irritable bowel syndrome under … Continue reading

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February 2014 EEOC Verdicts and Settlements

Our February summary of EEOC verdicts and settlements can be found after the break.

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Verizon Agrees to $20 Million Settlement in “No Fault” Attendance Policy Lawsuit

In the largest disability discrimination settlement in a single lawsuit in EEOC history, Verizon Communications agreed to pay $20 million and provide equitable relief to a nationwide class of employees.  More after the break.

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Intersection of ADA and FMLA

The Ohio Employer’s Law Blog has a good post on whether the ADA has swallowed up the FMLA.  This post is definitely worth reading.  Although the title is a little misleading bit of an exaggeration (as the FMLA isn’t going … Continue reading

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Contractor Found Not To Be Employer Of Subcontractor

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia has issued an opinion on an employer’s motion for summary judgment in a discrimination case under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”).  The decision is interesting because it involves the … Continue reading

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Tidbits

Some employment law tidbits after the break.

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EEOC Settles Disability Discrimination Case For $3.2 Million

On January 5, 2011, the EEOC issued a press release regarding resolution of a disability discrimination lawsuit against supermarket giants Supervalu, Inc., American Drug Stores LLC, and Jewel Food Stores, Inc. (collectively “Jewel-Osco”).  Jewel-Osco agreed to enter into a consent … Continue reading

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Improper Medical Inquiry Claim Not Dependent On Disability

In Harrison v. Benchmark Electronics, the Eleventh Circuit held that an employee can bring an ADA claim against an employer based on an improper medical inquiry regardless of whether the employee is disabled within the meaning of the ADA.  More … Continue reading

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