reasonable accommodation

Last week we reported about the EEOC entering into a consent decree settling a disability suit for $30,000.  The suit was against a Minneapolis-area home health care provider for failing to provide a reasonable accommodation to a housekeeping employee who suffered from fibromyalgia and osteoarthritis — and then firing her.

We stressed a few major

On October 7th we asked the questions:  Must an employee who needs an accommodation (disability-related) actually request it?   Or must the employer be “clairvoyant” and infer such a request from the circumstances of the case?

We spotlighted a new decision from an Illinois federal court which held that the employer (the US Postal Service) had

Here we go again – another couple of heath care facilities sued by the EEOC under the ADA.   Do you think it is merely a coincidence that such a large number of the EEOC’s ADA cases are against such companies?  If so, read our many posts on the subject.

What is it about health and

The EEOC must be licking its chops, we posted on June 6th, since it achieved a PR coup – a new lawsuit against a Detroit nonprofit which helps people with disabilities (and appropriately named “Disability Network”) for allegedly violating the ADA by discriminating against a deaf employee.

This was “easy pickins” alright.  As the

This post could be one of Christina’s Friday Fun posts if it were not deadly serious.

Our post today is a beautiful example of our (probably overused) terms “low hanging fruit,” and “shooting in a barrel.”    What do we mean?  We mean the EEOC’s successful penchant for suing medical and healthcare providers under the ADA

Once again a medical/health services company must pay for (allegedly) violating the Americans With Disabilities Act.

Almost two years ago we wrote about a case filed by the EEOC against an Ohio medical transportation services company which, it was alleged, discriminated against an EMT-paramedic employee with multiple sclerosis.   When the employee requested additional leave for

If sitting is a “major life activity” for ADA purposes, what about sitting “for a prolonged period of time?”   Does a back injury which prevents an employee from sitting for a prolonged period of time constitute a disability under the ADA?

In a case out of NYC, Parada v. Banco Industrial de Venezuela, C.A.,