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Employment – ADA — association

United States Court of Appeals For the Seventh Circuit


Employment – ADA — association

The ADA does not require employers to reasonably accommodate employees who do not themselves have a disability.

“We agree with the district court that ‘it is . . . difficult to escape the conclusion that the crux of this case remains Magnus’ belief that she should not be made to work on weekends when she needs to care for her daughter.’ 2011 WL 5515521 at *4. Unfortunately for Magnus, despite the fact that the church may have placed her in a difficult situation considering her commendable commitment to care for her disabled daughter, she was not entitled to an accommodated schedule. See Tyndall, 31 F.3d at 214. ‘[T]he association provision does not obligate employers to accommodate the schedule of an employee with a disabled relative.’ Erdman, 582 F.3d at 510; see also 29 C.F.R. Pt. 1630, App. (§ 1630.8) (employees are not entitled to modified work schedules to enable them to care for disabled family members).”


11-3767 Magnus v. St. Mark United Methodist Church

Appeal from the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Leinenweber, J., Tinder, J.

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