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“Reasonable Accommodations” and “Undue Hardship” Defenses – It Comes Down to Money

A recent case involving the Americans with Disabilities Act offers employers an opportunity to consider two frequent issues under this statute: What is a reasonable accommodation and what must an employer show to establish an “undue hardship” defense to providing such an accommodation. The case, Searls v. Johns Hopkins Hosp. (1-21-16), resulted in the U.S. … Continue Reading

Job Descriptions are Critical for Successfully Defending Against Workplace Disability & Accommodation Claims

Only the most die-hard HR professional considers job descriptions as exciting and management outside of HR often ignore them altogether. But job descriptions are a critical first step in guarding against employer liability when it comes to federal and Michigan disability-related employment discrimination claims. Take for example a recent Michigan employment decision arising under the … Continue Reading
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