The Scooter Store is in trouble. The Scooter Store settled a disability discrimination lawsuit just a few months ago.  See my prior post about the Scooter Store settlement.  In January, a CBS News report suggested the power wheelchair companies were "ripping off the government."  In February, the FBI and other agencies executed search warrants at

When a person with a disability requests an accommodation, the employer must engage in an "interactive process" to arrive at a workable accommodation.  The Americans with Disabilities Act requires the employer and employee to discuss possible alternatives.  Every disability and every person is different.  So, the possible alternatives will vary greatly.  One thing the employer

 Filing charges of EEOC complaints has reached an all-time high.  Though just a small increase over 2010, the filings reflect the state of the economy.  Filings generally rise when the economy worsens.  That is due, I believe, to employers taking advantage of the economic "cover" to get rid of employees and more terminations simply cause

The Sixth Circuit has rendered a decision regarding a veteran who sued under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. §791.  The Rehab act applies to federal employees who have disabilities.  The Americans with Disabilities Act was based in large part on the Rehab Act.  In this Sixth Circuit decision, the appellate court affirmed the

The Texas Bar Association was sued for discrimination.  Montgomery Miller, a 15 year employee for the bar, complained to his supervisor about problems with his foot.  He said he suffered from several maladies causing foot pain.  Two weeks later, he was fired.  See Texas Lawyer report.  The suit has now settled within just a

Job Accommodation Network, a government (DOL) sponsored website, is an excellent place to start assessing what accommodations an employee may need to perform his/her job.  The website breaks down the possible accommodations by each particular diagnosis.  It provides a separate web page for employers to review what their requirements may be regarding certain diagnoses.

 A former employee has sued the State Bar of Texas alleging discrimination based on his disability.  The former employee was a lawyer for some 15 years with the State bar.  He claims he suffered no problems at work until he disclosed that he suffered from Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, the foot equivalent of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Nancy Norman has filed suit against her former employer, Ebbay Halliday Realtors, Inc., in Dallas district court for discrimination based on her disability. She filed suit under the Texas Commission on Human Rights Act., the Texas equivalent of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.  See Texas Lawyer report.  Ms. Norman was fired after