Human Resources News & Insights

ADA ruling: Extreme cost not enough to label accommodation an ‘undue hardship’

Here’s painful proof that courts don’t want to hear that you used cost as the determining factor to deny a disabled employee an accommodation under the ADA. 

Caught sleeping on the job: So why did he win $1M?

Is there any good excuse for falling asleep on the job or — worse yet — behind the wheel of a company vehicle?

Severe back pain for two companies in ADA lawsuits

Back problems are some of the most common physical ailments among employees — and among the most tricky to deal with under the ADA. Two companies recently learned that lesson the hard way.  

Be careful when posing questions about employees’ fitness for work

Even the FBI can run into problems trying to comply with the rules about what you can and can’t ask employees to determine whether they’re capable of handling their jobs.