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Americans with Disabilities Act

Feb 11, 2013

DOJ settlement over food allergy sets the table future actions

Does a food allergy constitute a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act?

Oct 22, 2012

Netflix settles online ADA suit

A closely watched case that grappled with the issue of the application of the Americans with Disabilities Act to the Internet has settled.

Sep 13, 2012

7th Circuit: Disabled employees entitled to reassignment

United Airline workers who lose their jobs due to disability are entitled reassignment to vacant positions for which they are qualified, the 7th Circuit has ruled in reversing judgment.

Jul 30, 2012

Working from home: Firms should set guidelines if they offer the privilege

The wired world presents more options than ever for flexible work arrangements. Thanks to the march of mobile technology, attorneys and staff are able to take their offices on the go, working not just from the cubicle, but from the coffee shop, the beach or their own living rooms. But while technology redefines what’s meant by going to work, it can also create potential problems. Some important [...]

Jul 5, 2012

ADA compliance date for swimming lifts delayed

New accessibility compliance requirements for swimming pool lifts under the Americans with Disabilities Act have been delayed until Jan. 31, 2013, the Justice Department has announced.

May 25, 2012

Pool access for the disabled sparks controversy

The Obama administration is sidestepping an election-year confrontation with the hotel industry and other pool owners to give them more time to comply with access rules for the disabled.

Mar 26, 2012

Lawyers, EEOC see rise in pregnancy discrimination claims

The slow economy and competitive labor market may be contributing to the upswing in discrimination claims by pregnant women in the workplace, employment attorneys say.

Mar 1, 2012

Suit: Trucking firm rejected disabled applicants

The federal government is suing international trucking company Celadon, claiming it illegally forced job applicants to take medical examinations and didn't hire those it perceived as being disabled.

Nov 17, 2011

Businesses brace for new ADA accommodation rules

The vast majority of publicly accessible properties – including hotels, stores, banks, movies theaters, doctors’ offices and barber shops – will be affected by new accessibility rules under the Americans with Disabilities Act governing public accommodations.

Oct 7, 2011

Court justices tussle over ADA ministerial exception

During heated oral arguments in a case involving religious doctrines, government interests and claims of job discrimination, the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court tried to carve out just how much constitutional leeway religious organizations have to fire employees without facing a job bias claim.

Sep 8, 2011

EEOC files 15 suits in 10 days

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission didn’t stop to enjoy the last burst of summer, instead filing 15 discrimination suits over the last 10 days of August.

Aug 18, 2011

EEOC accuses Rexnord of disability discrimination

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A federal agency that handles workplace issues has accused Milwaukee-based Rexnord Industries LLC of firing a woman who suffers from migraine headaches. According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, it filed a lawsuit Thursday alleging discrimination on the basis of a disability. According to the EEOC, the woman gets migraines and […]

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