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Federal Appeals Court says No ADA Violation In Denying Worker’s Request to Telecommute

From Lauren Kuley via Squire Patton Boggs’ Sixth Circuit Appellate Blog: On April 10, the Sixth Circuit issued a significant decision on telecommuting accommodations for disabled employees.  In EEOC v. Ford Motor Co., a divided en banc Sixth Circuit affirmed summary judgment for Ford on claims brought under the Americans with Disabilities Act by the Equal Employment Opportunity … Continue Reading

Finally the plight of pregnant workers across Australia is acknowledged – morning sickness is a recognised disability!

In the aftermath of International Womens’ Day, the history books were once again re-written when the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal classified a pregnant worker’s severe morning sickness as a disability under the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic). Ms Bevilacqua was a full time Sales Consultant at a Telstra store up until October 2013 when … Continue Reading

Twitter sinks teeth into dentist over cancer dismissal

The latest Employment nightmare doing the rounds on Twitter courtesy of the Huffington Post is what can only be described as a gob-smackingly insensitive letter from one Dr V., an “oral surgeon” from Pennsylvania. On being informed by one of his employees of 12 years’ loyal service that she had been diagnosed with cancer of … Continue Reading
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