An employer didn’t violate the Americans with Disabilities Act when it required an employee to undergo a mental examination after he made threatening comments at work, the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in affirming judgment.
Attorney fees awarded to a disability discrimination plaintiff could be reduced because of the inexperience of her lawyer at the inception of the lawsuit, the Louisiana Supreme Court has ruled in reinstating a 20 percent fee cut.
A federal court of appeals has decided that Coca-Cola didn’t violate the Americans with Disabilities Act when it required an employee to undergo a psychiatric fitness-for-duty evaluation.
Federal law regulating the airline industry does not completely preempt the personal injury claims of a disabled passenger who claimed she didn’t receive the wheelchair assistance she requested, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in reversing a dismissal.
An employee whose prescription medications left him “sluggish” in the morning may be entitled to a later start time as a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in reversing judgment.
A federal court decided yesterday that an employer may have violated federal discrimination law for having the audacity to require an employee to show up for work on time.
I guess next we’ll learn that it’s illegal to force an employee to actually work at work.
Published: February 8, 2013
Tags: ADA, AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, celiac disease, Department of Justice, disability discrimination, DOJ, food allergies, gluten, Lesley University
Does a food allergy constitute a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act?
According to a recent settlement between Lesley University and the Department of Justice, the answer is: It depends.
Federal disability discrimination law may require a state agency to deviate from state law in order to accommodate a mentally ill individual’s claim for benefits, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in reversing a dismissal.
Published: January 23, 2013
Tags: ADA, AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, civil rights, class actions, disability rights, Disability Rights Advocates for Technology, Inc. v. Dukes, Segway, U.S. Supreme Court, Wal- Mart Stores, Walt Disney World
A disability rights organization has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review a class action settlement that bars Segway vehicles from Walt Disney theme parks and hotels.
A medical school may have violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by refusing to provide a deaf student with auxiliary aids to assist him in overcoming his hearing impairment, the 8th Circuit has ruled in reversing a summary judgment.