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May 9, 2011

BEV BUTULA: Garland’s Digest on Employment Discrimination Law

The Garland's Digest is a free web-based index of "over 4,500 summaries of federal appellate court decisions from September 1996 to May 2009 and a searchable index of over 4,500 court decisions from September 1996 to date."

Feb 14, 2011

09-1775 Righi v. SMC Corporation of America

Employment FMLA The termination of an employee who took time off work because of a family member’s medical emergency, but failed to communicate with the employer during the absence, did not violate the FMLA. “[T]he regulations explicitly provide that employers may require their employees to comply with their “usual and customary notice and procedural requirements” […]

Jan 6, 2011

09-4151 Ames v. Home Depot U.S.A., Inc.

Employment ADA; FMLA Where an employee was terminated for being intoxicated at work, the termination did not violate the ADA or FMLA. “Taking the record in the light most favorable to Ames, her ADA claims cannot survive summary judgment. For either a discrimination claim or a failure-to-accommodate claim, Ames must show that she has a […]


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