Jury's verdict against Walmart in EEOC case on behalf of disabled cart attendant upheld
Although the EEOC's case against Walmart on behalf of a profoundly disabled cart attendant presented close questions, particularly about whether he could perform the essential functions of his job with reasonable accommodations and whether a...
Complaint & Settlement Agreement: National Railroad Passenger Corporation (“Amtrak”)
DOT Announces Final Rule: No More ESAs on Flights
On December 2, 2020 the Department of Transportation (DOT) released its final rule for accommodating service and emotional support animals as a reasonable accommodation request under the Air...
EEOC Issues Revised Publications on the Employment of Veterans with Disabilities
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today issued three revised documents that address the employment of veterans with disabilities, pursuant to EEOC Chair Janet Dhillon’s priority of providing robust compliance assistance by delivering up-to-date guidance...
The Fourth Circuit Rules Employers Are Not Required To Reassign Employees as an ADA Accommodation
On November 18, 2020, the Fourth Circuit upheld a summary judgment award in favor of Lowe’s Home Centers LLC (Lowe’s), holding that it did not violate the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)...
Settlement Agreement: Massachusetts Department of Children and Families
Jury awards $6.8M to Everett FedEx driver in disability case
FedEx didn’t let him work because of lingering knee issues, even though a doctor said he could.
Termination letter advised employee to 'focus on her health,'...
Settlement Agreement: Caroline County Commissioner of the Revenue
Website Accessibility Compliance For 2021
Online sales have skyrocketed and it’s expected that they will continue to be the “new normal” after the pandemic. Additionally, lawsuits over website accessibility have become much more prevalent, jumping from 815 in 2017...