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Eric A. Welter is an employment lawyer and litigator with the Welter Law Firm, P.C. in Herndon, Virginia. He is licensed to practice law in Virginia, Maryland, Washington D.C., Texas and California.
The Welter Law Firm represents and advises employers on all aspects of the employment relationship and represents businesses in commercial and franchise litigation. The firm’s offices are located in Northern Virginia; Los Angeles, California; and Austin, Texas.
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Tag Archives: ADA
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
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
Our summary of recent EEOC verdicts and settlements for October 2014.
A summary of recent EEOC verdicts and settlements.
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
Here is our monthly summary of recent EEOC verdicts and settlements.
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
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
Our February summary of EEOC verdicts and settlements can be found after the break.
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.
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
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
Some employment law tidbits after the break.
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
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