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Did You Know…EEOC Clarified That “Disability” Within the Meaning of the ADA Now Includes Cancer, Diabetes, Epilepsy, and Intellectual Disabilities

Posted in Disability Discrimination

Recently, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) updated its informal guidance on how the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) applies to job applicants or employees with cancer, diabetes, epilepsy, and intellectual disabilities.  Since Congress passed the ADA Amendments Act (“ADAAA”) in 2008, the EEOC has received frequent questions from employers regarding how the ADA applies… Continue Reading

Did You Know…Coverage Under ADA Includes Relatively Common Mental Health Conditions

Posted in Disability Discrimination

Recently, U.S. District Judge Edward F. Shea ruled that Cottonwood, which does business as The Cash Store, violated the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Washington Law Against Discrimination when it fired manager Sean Reilly, who suffers from bipolar disorder, from its Walla Walla, Washington store.  (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Cottonwood Financial Ltd., Case… Continue Reading

Did You Know…Employers Should Limit Health-Related Inquiries to Employee’s Ability to Perform the Job

Posted in Disability Discrimination

In EEOC v. Dillard’s Inc. [PDF], a federal district court in California ruled that a retail chain’s attendance policy, which required employees to provide a doctor’s note identifying the nature of a health-related absence for such absences to be excused, violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ADA provision at issue prohibits covered employers… Continue Reading