RESULTS FOR POST TAG: Americans with Disabilities Act

Dec. 11, 2015Russell L. Samson, Iowa Employer Law Blog
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It comes as no surprise, then, that the focus of Sarkisian’s litigation is the claim that at the time he worked for USC he was a “person with a disability” in that he suffered from alcoholism, and that alcoholism limited one or more of his major life activities.

Jun. 15, 2015Russell L. Samson, Iowa Employer Law Blog
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A $275,000 settlement of an FMLA claim based on a failure to provide individualized notices, even though the leave was provided, seems a bit much.

Jun. 4, 2015Bryan P. O'Neill, Iowa Employer Law Blog
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One take away for employers is that even seemingly neutral policies cannot be blindly applied.

May. 1, 2015Russell L. Samson, Iowa Employer Law Blog
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Discussed in an earlier blog post were the obligations of employers to accommodate work restrictions of pregnant employees created by the Supreme Court in its decision in Young v. UPS. This post will discuss some of the broader questions that may stem from the newly announced standards. Impact on state workers’ compensation laws/Temporary Partial Disability […]

Apr. 29, 2015Russell L. Samson, Iowa Employer Law Blog
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The language used by the Supreme Court majority opinion suggests to me…that the comparison employers must make to determine whether denial of an accommodation may violate the PDA — when the accommodation is the same — is whether the employee is pregnant or not, and nothing else.

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