ADA

ADA claims can live on even after death

02/16/2017
A federal appeals court has decided ADA disability discrimination claims can continue even though the employee has died.

Huntsville, Texas Christian camp sued for bias, ADA violations

02/07/2017
Carolina Creek Christian Camp in Huntsville, Texas faces an EEOC lawsuit alleging it retaliated against an employee for asserting her rights.

Houston club to pay $140k for manager's ADA mistake

02/07/2017
Diallo’s, a Houston nightclub and party venue, has agreed to pay $139,366 to resolve charges it violated the ADA.

EEOC outreach spurs mental disability claims

02/01/2017
The EEOC is taking new steps to teach employees suffering from depression, anxiety and other conditions about their workplace rights.

EEOC sues Walmart for firing employee with Down syndrome

01/31/2017
An EEOC lawsuit claims Walmart violated the ADA when it fired a longtime employee with Down syndrome after the woman had a hard time adjusting to a new schedule.

OK to ban disabled customers who act belligerently

01/23/2017
If customers or visitors becomes belligerent, a business can ban them from the premises without running afoul of disability discrimination laws.

Accommodate disability, insist on performance

01/18/2017
Smart employers make reasonable accommodations without too much hassle, and they still keep an eye on disabled employees’ performance to make sure they’re successfully doing their jobs.

3 key questions about the ADA and substance abuse

01/12/2017
When you suspect that an employee has a drug or alcohol abuse problem that is affecting job performance, be careful not to mishandle the situation.

Training must accommodate disabilities

01/05/2017
Disabled workers are entitled to reasonable accommodations during all phases of employment, including during the application process and employer-mandated training before they start working.

Beware demotion following disability leave

01/03/2017
Before you demote an employee who is returning from a lengthy medical leave, consider whether he might file and possibly win a disability discrimination claim.

EEOC sues trucking firm, claiming ADA violations

12/29/2016
Stevens Transport, one of the nation’s largest refrigerated truck lines, faces charges it violated the ADA when it refused to hire an Air Force veteran with bipolar disorder who applied for a driving position.

Easy way to accommodate disability? Then do it--or risk a lawsuit!

12/29/2016
Stubbornly refusing to budge on a requested accommodation can cause an expensive and time-consuming lawsuit.

Document every ADA accommodation

12/29/2016
Employers that grant disabled workers more flexibility in work requirements need to make sure they document every ADA accommodation request and every accommodation decision.

Telling boss about disability counts as official notice

12/22/2016
An employee doesn’t have to tell HR about a disability to gain protection from discrimination. It’s enough for the employee to tell her supervisor.

EEOC makes Sharp point on disability rights violations

12/22/2016
Sharp Healthcare, a San Diego regional hospital system, has agreed to pay $90,000 to a surgical scrub technician to settle charges it violated the ADA when it refused to hire her.
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