"Reasonable Accommodation"

Pregnant.jpgThe U.S. Supreme Court is considering whether to hear the appeal of Peggy Young.  She wants the Court to decide whether, and in what circumstances, the federal Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 (“PDA”) requires an employer to provide work accommodations to pregnant employees.  If the Supreme Court decides to take this case, it might possibly

Pregnant.jpgNew Fair Employment and Housing Commission regulations took effect December 30, 2012 and deal with disability discrimination.  This blog post will focus on the impact of the new regulations on issues related to pregnancy and the treatment of pregnancy related conditions as disabilities. 

The new regulations expand the scope of pregnancy related conditions that can

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This guest post was authored by Judith S. Islas

The Court of Appeal’s decision in Sanchez v. Swissport, Inc., is a case of widespread importance, impacting the rights of employees disabled by pregnancy and pregnancy related-conditions.  In this case, the Court considered the plight of Anna Sanchez.  After becoming pregnant, she was diagnosed

TimeSheet.jpgMost of us assume that showing up for work is an essential part of our job. Most employers have attendance policies in place that require employees attendance at the work location.  However, courts have found that regular attendance is not necessarily an essential function for all jobs.  In a recent case, an employee with a

Since the beginning of month, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) has filed a dozen lawsuits against employers for disability discrimination.  Four lawsuits, which were filed in the Northern and Eastern Districts of the U.S. District Court, address various facets of disability discrimination.

One of the cases was filed against Walgreens drug store