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
By Tyler Arvig, PsyD, LP, Clinical Director of Operations, Behavioral Medical Interventions For employers, the prospect of having employees with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the workplace can cause angst … Read More
Chart Provides State-by-State Details If the leave and anti-discrimination rights of pregnant employees weren’t on the radar for employers in the past, they are in 2015. Three federal laws and … Read More