Tag Archives: Disability

Mass Court Clouds Marijuana in the Workplace Issues

Marijuana
A recent unanimous decision by the highest state court in Massachusetts sends a warning signal to employers in all states. Marijuana in the workplace is a complex and unsettled legal issue that will require all employers to navigate a veritable minefield.  Even if you are in a state other than Massachusetts, this recent case may … Continue reading this entry

Connection to Someone With a Disability is Nearly Identical to an Actual Disability

As disability discrimination and accommodation claims continue to rise across the country, an appellate court in California may have just helped significantly expand such claims in the future by finding that an employee can maintain a suit for “associational” disability discrimination based on the disability of his son.… Continue reading this entry

When Seemingly Indefinite Leave and Non-Cooperation Makes a Leave of Absence Unreasonable

A recent decision from the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia provides a result that employers may often think they do not see enough in labor and employment law: a common sense solution to a situation that confronts them often – what to do under federal (and potentially state) statutes requiring reasonable accommodation … Continue reading this entry

Court Rules Severe Obesity Is a Disability Under the ADA

Is a severely overweight employee entitled to accommodation rights and discrimination protections under federal law or would the employee need to show that he or she suffered from an underlying disorder that caused the obesity? Although courts have disagreed on this issue, a federal court this month ruled that severe obesity qualifies as a disability … Continue reading this entry