The Ninth Circuit joins the Seventh Circuit in finding that an employee suing for retaliation under the Americans with Disabilities Act is not entitled to compensatory damages or punitive damages. Alvarado v. Cajun Operating Co., No. 08-15549 (9th Cir. 12/11/09). The court also ruled that a jury is not available. See brief discussion. Mike Maslanka agrees with the result.
In fact, the Southern District of Texas reached the same result in a different case at about the same time: Miles-Hickman v. David Powers Homes, 613 F.Supp. 872 (S.D.Tex. 2009).