An employee did not lose standing to pursue a federal disability discrimination claim by filing for Chapter 13 bankruptcy, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in affirming judgment.
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.