Human Resources News & Insights

Inflexible leave policies cost company $1.75M

A healthcare company found out that the cost of complying with federal disability accommodation and discrimination laws is likely lower than what they’ll end up paying for violating them. 

ADA suit: Firm says 15-minute task was ‘essential’ — did court agree?

As HR pros know, individuals with disabilities must still be able to perform the “essential job functions” of a position. But what happens when a disabled employee and his or her employer butt heads over what tasks are truly essential?

‘I can’t work, I’m allergic to the Internet’

If what this man says is true, employers could find themselves having to accommodate a new disability.