Tag Archives: disability

Michigan Employers Must Consider Telecommuting as a Reasonable Accommodation

Under a recent federal court ruling, Michigan employers must be prepared to consider telecommuting as a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) for an employee under a 4/22/2014 court ruling.   Specifically, Jane Harris was terminated from her position as a resale steel buyer at Ford Motor Co. This termination occurred shortly after she asked to telecommute … Continue Reading

Employers May Find it Harder to Defend Against ADA Claims … Or Maybe Not.

It finally happened; This blog noted back in August 2011 that the Sixth Circuit would likely make significant changes in favor of employees bringing claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  On May 25, 2012, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals made it official in holding that plaintiff employees bringing claims under the ADA … Continue Reading

Another Perspective on the ADA: Assisting Qualified Individuals to Help Employers Remain Competitive

On May 24, 2011, the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments went into effect, which were the result of the 2008 ADA Amendments Act signed into law by President Bush.  Without question, the ADA Amendments make it easier for individuals to establish coverage. In fact, Congress overturned several U.S. Supreme Court decisions that had narrowly interpreted the … Continue Reading

Americans with Disabilities Act: The Times They are (likely) a Changin’

A panel of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals (the federal circuit that includes Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee) recently gave employers the heads up that The Times They are a Changin,‘ or at least should be, when it comes to the standard for successfully making a claim under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). … Continue Reading
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