Transgender deputy sheriff who was denied transition-related surgery can proceed with claims against county and sheriff's office
A transgender Houston County Deputy Sheriff who was denied "sex change surgery" based on an exclusion in the county's health care plan can proceed with her Title VII, Title...
Statement of Interest: Betancourt-Colon v. City of San Juan
Tenth Circuit Reverses Itself: Adverse Action Not Required To State ADA Failure-To-Accommodate Claim
Sitting en banc, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that an adverse employment action is not a required element of a failure-to-accommodate claim brought under the...
Hidden disabilities may be difficult to unmask
The Americans with Disabilities Act only requires that people with a disability are provided reasonable accommodations, which do not include exemption from a public health requirement.
The Department of Justice, which oversees the enforcement of the Americans with Disabilities Act,...
Aspire Health Partners to Pay $115,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit
Aspire Health Partners, a non-profit behavioral health care organization headquartered in Orlando, Florida, will pay $115,000 and furnish other relief to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the...
What Is ADA Compliance And Why Does It Matter?
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) became law in 1990. It was created in an effort to prohibit discrimination against people with disabilities and ensure accessibility to all individuals, regardless of their physical limitations. Now, thirty years later, our world has...
Failure-to-accommodate plaintiffs need not prove an adverse action
Reversing and remanding for a new trial, the Tenth Circuit sitting en banc has found error in a district court's jury instruction requiring an employee to establish that she suffered an adverse action in order prevail on her failure-to-accommodate disability discrimination claim. The...