Blog

ADA

Extraordinary Workplace Misconduct: Celebrating You is a Piece of Cake…
April 21, 2022
A Kentucky-based medical laboratory, Gravity Diagnostics, was found liable by a jury for disability discrimination when it fired an employee who suffered from an anxiety disorder that caused panic attacks.
Read More >

Maryland General Assembly Passes Paid Family and Medical Leave – What’s Next for Employers?
April 6, 2022
It provides for up to 12 weeks of paid leave for reasons that are mostly covered by the federal Family and Medical Act, and an additional 12 weeks if an employee requires both leave for their own serious health condition and to care for a child after birth/adoption/foster placement.
Read More >

“Reassignment is the Reasonable Accommodation of Last Resort”
May 13, 2021
So my partners and I have repeatedly written that, under the Americans with Disabilities Act, employers – not employees – get to choose among available accommodations to enable an employee with a disability to perform their essential job functions or enjoy equal privileges and benefits of employment.
Read More >

Seventh Circuit Issues ADA Reassignment Guidance
November 25, 2019
The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals recently clarified its position concerning reassignment as an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Read More >

I Am Anxious; Am I Covered Under ADA?
November 21, 2019
Anxiety is commonly discussed and self-identified in the work environment and elsewhere. An individual may suffer from anxiety for any number of reasons, some of which are not medical in nature.
Read More >

Settling the Workers’ Comp Claim, But Ignoring the ADA Charge
March 27, 2019
Due to the EEOC’s low threshold or what is necessary to qualify as a disability, often a workers’ compensation injury may in fact qualify as a disability as defined under the ADA.
Read More >

Pharmacist Afraid of Needles? Be a Stickler About Essential Job Functions!
March 13, 2019
According to Pharmajet Blog, a surprising number of pharmacists suffer from trypanophobia – the fear of giving injections, which most in their profession have to do these days during flu season.
Read More >

New Year, New…Changes to EEOC Wellness Rules
January 22, 2019
Millions of employees nationwide pledge to get fit at the start of each new year, and 2019 is no different.
Read More >

Visually Impaired Sue New York Wineries over Website Accessibility
November 28, 2018
More than a dozen wineries have been sued in federal court over allegations that their websites are not accessible to the visually impaired in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Read More >

Ninth Circuit Reminds Us of the Breadth of the “Regarded As ” Prong of the ADA
September 27, 2018
To bring a claim of disability discrimination under the ADA, a plaintiff must establish that he or she is entitled to coverage under the act because he or she is actually disabled, is regarded as disabled, or has a record of being disabled.
Read More >

No Fault Attendance Policy Violates ADA, Claims EEOC
August 28, 2018
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission continues to focus on the implications of the Americans with Disabilities Act on employer "no fault" attendance policies.
Read More >

Website Accessibility Issues Under The Americans With Disabilities Act
August 27, 2018
Recently, companies across the country have received lawsuits or demand letters from plaintiffs alleging the company is violating Title III of the ADA or the state law equivalent because their websites are not fully accessible to individuals with visual or hearing disabilities.
Read More >

Tweets Follow

May 17

The EEOC Speaks: Pay Discrimination – Intersectionality and Sex-Plus https://t.co/eo7NThzinE

May 17

California Hikes 2023 Minimum Wage https://t.co/yAHxoKLwV0

May 13

New @shrm Court Report: Single Use of Racial Slur Can Create Hostile Work Environment https://t.co/JikyMA8Wkz