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

I try to warn clients all the time that juries are fickle. A party can have the best evidence and still lose. One recent case illustrates that reality. In Alexander v. Servisair, LLC, No. H-12-817 (S.D. Tex. 2013), the plaintiff alleged that she had been terminated for pursuing her rights to sick leave under

 Michael Fox (not the actor) writes a nice blog on employment law from the employer’s perspective at: http://employerslawyer.blogspot.com/.  He wrote recently about a jury result in Madison, Wisconsin.  A jury awarded $2 million to a teacher who sought the simple accommodation of a class room with a window.  Otherwise, she was subject to crying spells