Topic: Americans with Disabilities Act

DEMOTION AS REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION AND RESPONDING TO HOSTILE-WORK-ENVIRONMENT CLAIMS UNDER THE ADA IN FORD V. MARION COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

In the recently decided case of Ford v. Marion County Sheriff’s Office, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit extensively discussed important elements of claims brought pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, or “ADA.”  More specifically, it formally recognized that claims of disability-based workplace harassment are actionable under the ADA, it…

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Active Users of Illegal Drugs May Qualify for Disability Discrimination Protection Under Connecticut Law

The Connecticut Fair Employment Practices Act (CFEPA”) protects employees from discrimination on the basis of a present or past history of mental disability. Conn. Gen. Stat. 46a-60(a)(1).  “Mental disability”  is defined in the statute with  precision as referring to a person who has a record of or is regarded as having a mental disorder described…

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TIME IS NOT ON YOUR SIDE: SEVERSON V. HEARTLAND WOODCRAFT, INC. AND THE LIMITS OF REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS UNDER THE ADA

Although less rare than the recent solar eclipse, common-sense results can be elusive when dealing with workplace discrimination lawsuits. The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, however, recently delivered such a decision in the case of Severson v. Heartland Woodcraft, Inc., in which the appellate court affirmed the trial court’s finding that…

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