Posts Tagged ‘ADAAA’

Recently, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in Young v UPS. The case addresses the application of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 (“PDA”) and the level of accommodations that must be provided to pregnant woman seeking to have modified duty because of temporary impairments or work restrictions (such as lifting limits). The Court […]

Melissa Fleischer, Esq. recently was a guest speaker on the Legal Talk Network’s episode of Workers Comp Matters.  In this episode host Alan Pierce interviews Melissa Fleischer, Esq.  from HR Learning Center LLC. This podcast will provide you with information regarding FMLA, ADA and workers’ compensation claim rights and duties.    

Is Telecommuting a Reasonable Accommodation under the ADA? Recently, the Sixth Circuit in EEOC v. Ford Motor Company,  held that it might be. In this case, Jane Harris, an employee with irritable bowel syndrome requested the opportunity to telecommute and work several days a week from home. Ford Motor Company refused claiming that an essential […]

When someone sues under the ADA for discrimination, the courts sort out what happens according to a process known as a “shifting burden.” That’s a dialogue of accusations and responses that allows each party to explain its side of the story: 1. An employee makes a prima facie case of discrimination. This is a statement […]