Today’s blog entry comes from a connection to mine on LinkedIn, Janette Levey Frisch, an employment lawyer in the New York City area (East Brunswick, New Jersey), blogging at EmpLaWyerologist, http://theemplawyerologist.com/. The case is Fisher v. Nissan North America, Inc., a published decision from the Sixth Circuit decided on February 27, 2020, which
Animals in Housing: The New HUD Circular
Too big, So, no.
Not common household animal; must show, “substantial burden.” So, who knows.
Yes as this is a gerbil (Photo by Jared Belson, https://pestpush.com ).
Last week, I had the privilege of attending and speaking at the Accessibility Professionals Association conference in Round Rock, Texas. I learned a lot at…
Qualified Otherwise Qualified Means Factoring in Reasonable Accommodations
Today’s blog entry returns us back to the world of employment law. One of the things that drives me crazy is that people, including judges, sometimes forget whether a person is qualified to do a particular job means assessing whether the individual can perform the essential functions of the job WITH or without reasonable accommodations.…
What Not to do With Respect to Pre-employment Disability Related Inquiries and Retaliation
Here in Atlanta, we have finally moved into fall weather. That means temperatures in the afternoons in the upper 60s and low 70s and temperatures in the evenings and mornings in the 50s. The 20 to 30° range of temperature that Atlanta gets in the winter and in the fall took some getting used to.…
To Buy or Not: The Amicus Brief in Robles and Winn-Dixie
Hope everyone had or is having a happy holiday. Also, baseball season is underway. The Chicago White Sox are up-and-coming, but their time may not be yet. The Chicago Cubs going into the season are one of the top three to go to the World Series. The Atlanta Braves are not going to be so…
Failure to Accommodate Employee Nuggets
Obviously, I missed a blog entry last week. I have a good excuse. My daughter’s bat mitzvah was July 8. While the bat mitzvah and the reception and everything else went great (she did a great job!), the hangover was considerable. Once the hangover subsided, I had a client matter to attend to. However, I…
ABA Legal Blawg 100, Essential Function, Direct Threat, Interactive Process, and Reassignment
Before moving on to today’s case, the nominations for the 2016 ABA legal blawgs 100 are now open. The nomination form can be found here. The deadline is August 7, which is this Sunday. It has been a distinct honor and privilege to be a member of this distinguished group for the last two…
Good faith interactive process
What is a good faith interactive process?
The ADA requires an interactive process whenever a person with a disability gives the employer, governmental entity, or business notice (broadly defined), that they are in need of reasonable accommodations/modifications as a result of a disability. What would a good faith interactive process look like in the…
Issues to be aware of under title III of the ADA
Julie Mills, a Columbus, Ohio attorney whose blog appears in my blogroll, brought to my attention in a linked in group that we are both members of (ADA for Attorneys, Architects, and Access Professionals), a case which discusses several key issues under title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act. That case is Parr v.
Segregation of HIV-positive inmates will not fly
Hope everyone had a great holiday season. Wishing everybody a healthy, happy, and successful new year! In case you want to take a break from bowl games over the next couple of days, here is something you might read:-)
Alabama and South Carolina are the only States segregating inmates that are HIV-positive. In the Alabama…