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  • Is Obesity a Disability under the ADA?
    Is Obesity a Disability under the ADA?

    Is severe obesity a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act? A federal court in Missouri thinks so. Joseph Whittaker, who suffered from severe obesity, claimed that his employer, ...

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  • Are You Entitled to Telecommute if You Have a Disability under the ADA?
    Are You Entitled to Telecommute if You Have a Disability under the ADA?

    Telecommuting has become increasingly popular as business is conducted more frequently online. But is a company obligated to give its employees the option to telecommute as an accommodation under the ...

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  • Does the Americans With Disabilities Act Protect You If You Are Fired for Being Inebriated at Work?
    Does the Americans With Disabilities Act Protect You If You Are Fired for Being Inebriated at Work?

    Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, alcoholism (and other forms of drug addiction) is a disability. The ADA defines a disability as a physical or mental impairment that substantially impairs a ...

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  • If You Are Disabled, Can You Be Fired for Stealing a Bag of Chips?
    If You Are Disabled, Can You Be Fired for Stealing a Bag of Chips?

    Can you be fired for stealing a bag of potato chips from your employer? Well, yes, if your employer is a retailer and has a "no-grazing" policy. But what if you needed to eat immediately because you ...

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  • Can't Sit For Long? You May Have a Disability Under the ADA
    Can't Sit For Long? You May Have a Disability Under the ADA

    In a case with particular relevance to those of us who spend our days sitting and staring at computers (especially attorneys!), late last month, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals recognized that an ...

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  • Is It Gender Discrimination if Supervisor Solicits Employee's Wife for Sex?
    Is It Gender Discrimination if Supervisor Solicits Employee's Wife for Sex?

    In a case that definitely tried (unsuccessfully) to push the envelope, a Federal Court in Florida put the kibosh on an attempt by an employee of a school district to sue for gender discrimination. He ...

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