On Dec. 14, 2021, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) added a new section, COVID-19 and the Definition of “Disability” Under the ADA/Rehabilitation Act, to its COVID-19 guidance.
On Dec. 30, 2020, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit issued its opinion in McAllister v. Innovation Ventures, LLC, No. 20-1779 (7th Cir., Dec. 30 2020), and held that an employer did not violate the ADA where it terminated its employee after it became clear that she would require several additional months of leave after she had already been granted a two-and-a-half-month leave of absence due to her disability.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued two technical assistance documents on Aug. 5, 2020, addressing accommodation issues under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) for employees who use opioid medications or may be addicted to opioids.
A recent Connecticut Appellate Court case provides helpful reminders that regular, reliable attendance can be an essential function of many jobs; and eliminating an essential job function is not a reasonable accommodation.
The District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana dismissed an employee’s disability discrimination claims based on a broad release in her workers’ compensation settlement agreement with the employer.
“Failure-to-Accommodate” Claims Hit Significant Barrier In Exby-Stolley v. Bd. of County Commissioners, the plaintiff resigned due to her belief that the employer intended to terminate her, since it rejected the … Read More
In Easter v. Arkansas Children’s Hospital, an employee was unable to work after exhausting her FMLA leave but she had an appointment to be evaluated by a specialist less than a month later. The employer denied the additional leave and terminated her employment. The Court held there was no violation of the ADA.
Once considered an “ignored step-child”, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has risen to star status as integrated absence management (IAM) has evolved. Whether your organization has a vision of … Read More
By Terri Rhodes, MBA, CPDM, CCMP CEO DMEC Do you find the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) constantly climbing higher on your “to do yesterday” list? You are not alone. … Read More
A Practical Approach to Behavioral Job Duties By Les Kertay, PhD, ABPP, LP Chief Medical Officer R3 Continuum “Job demands” are a critical but often overlooked aspect of managing compliance … Read More
Workplace Fragrance Sensitivities: Accommodations Help Productivity, Employee Well-Being By Todd Meier, MEd, CRC Workplace Possibilities Program Coordinator Standard Insurance Company (The Standard) It’s difficult to watch a dedicated employee struggle … Read More
Accommodating Psychological Conditions under the ADA By Dr. Michael Lacroix Associate Medical Director Aetna Disability We hear an awful lot of anguish from employers about complying with the requirements of … Read More