essential functions of the job

The ADA Amendments Act was passed in 2009. Since then, courts have addressed more fundamental questions about disability claims, such as what are the essential functions of a job and how can they be accommodated? On one such case, Perez v. Sprint/United Management Co., 2013 WL 6970898, No. 12-CV-3161 (N.D. Ga 12/19/2013), the court

In the recent case of Feist v. State of Louisiana, No. 12-31065, 2013 WL 5178846  (5th Cir. 9/16/13), the appellate court reversed summary judgment in favor of the employer.  The case concerned a lawyer employee who asked for a closer parking space, instead of a space some blocks distant.  Ms. Feist experienced pain in

As regular readers may recall, I served in Iraq from 2005-06.   I was an Army Reserve officer at the time.  So, I am a bit sensitive to veterans issues.  One such case concerns Justin Slaby, a veteran of two tours in Iraq and one tour in Afghanistan.  Mr. Slaby was about to deploy again