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ADA

Court expands ADA protection, OKs transfer away from specific location and supervisor

02/27/2017
A federal court in California has opened the door for mentally disabled employees seeking accommodations to request a transfer away from specific locations and individuals.

‘Make work’ accommodation may backfire

02/27/2017
Here’s a cautionary tale for employers tempted to create a “make work” accommodation designed to drive a disabled worker to quit. Courts are likely to take a dim view of such a cynical strategy.

Never ignore accommodation request

02/27/2017
Ignoring a request for accommodations may give the employee grounds for a lawsuit, even if it turns out that an accommodation wasn’t required.

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.