All Items: Disabilities

  • Extended Leave Is Not Reasonable Accommodation, 7th Circuit Rules

    October 27, 2017

    The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in a pair of recent cases that an employer need not provide a long-term medical leave of absence as a reasonable accommodation under the ADA.

  • UPS to Pay $2 Million to Settle Nationwide ADA Discrimination Lawsuit

    August 17, 2017

    UPS has agreed to pay $2 million to settle an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission nationwide disability discrimination lawsuit alleging the company's inflexible leave policy violated the Americans with Disabilities Act.

  • Massachusetts Passes Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

    August 2, 2017

    Massachusetts employers will soon have additional compliance requirements under the state Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, which addresses workplace pregnancy-related accommodations.

  • Federal Court Holds First Trial on Website Accessibility Under the ADA

    June 23, 2017

    Following the first federal trial on the issue, a federal judge has found in the case Gil v. Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. that a regional food retailer violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by having an inaccessible website.

  • EEOC Explains ADA Rights Available to Employees With Mental Health Conditions

    December 21, 2016

    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has published a document explaining the workplace rights and protections under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) that are available to employees and job applicants who have mental health conditions.

  • New EEOC Publication Clarifies Disability Accommodation Requirements

    May 13, 2016

    Responding to an all-time high rate of disability charges filed in fiscal year 2015, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued a new publication reiterating an employer's obligation, under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), to provide leave as a reasonable accommodation to employees with disabilities.

  • Wellness Program LawfuI Under ADA's 'Safe Harbor,' Federal Court Rules

    January 6, 2016

    The US District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin has ruled that wellness programs that are part of an insurance benefit plan may fall under the "safe harbor" exception to the Americans with Disabilities Act's (ADA) general prohibition that a covered employer require a medical examination, unless the examination is job-related and consistent with business necessity.

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News: HR guidance on handling employees with disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Support on the many regulations of the ADA.