Human Resources News & Insights

Chronic tardiness covered under the ADA? Hey, it could happen

You know that one irritating guy who’s late for everything? He could be asking for an ADA accommodation soon.  

Beware: 4 ADA triggers your managers may be missing

Most HR pros are well aware of the many triggers that could signal an employee’s need for a reasonable accommodation under the ADA. But managers and supervisors are another story altogether.

‘We didn’t know he was disabled: Do we have to accommodate him?’

Here’s more disappointing proof that employees (or rather, ex-employees) will sue you for just about anything these days. The more disturbing fact: Sometimes, seemingly ridiculous lawsuits are found to have merit.

Telecommuting ruling not all it’s cracked up to be for employers

A district court just ruled Ford Motor Co. was right to deny a disabled employee’s ADA accommodation request to telecommute. But don’t pop any corks in celebration of the ruling that said “… regularly attending work on-site is essential to most jobs … “ just yet.

Doctor didn’t ask for it, so is ADA accommodation required?

Here’s a tricky case: An employee is clearly disabled but can still perform her work. Still, she requests an accommodation anyway. Her doctor’s silent on the issue. Should she get one?

A $128k lesson in why employers need to accommodate disabled workers

An Arkansas car dealership is on the hook for more than $128k after it failed to accommodate a sales manager who returned to work after spine surgery.

First case of Internet addiction: The fallout for HR and the ADA

We may have just been introduced to the next disability du jour that could have employees asking for accommodations. 

A cheat sheet on EEOC’s extensive pregnancy guidance

For the first time since 1983, the feds have issued comprehensive guidance on how employers are required to treat pregnant employees.

Walgreen’s tab for ADA violation: $180k and a bag of chips

A $1.39 bag of chips has cost pharmacy giant Walgreen Company $180,000 — in the form of a settlement with a diabetic employee who was fired for taking the chips without permission to stave off an episode of low blood sugar.  

No kidding: Firefighter afraid of fire sues under ADA

Yes, you read the headline correctly. A firefighter who was relieved of firefighting duty because he was afraid of fire sued his department for transferring him.