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Poor Performing Employee Cannot Shift Interactive Process Obligation under the ADA

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit affirmed a grant of summary judgment finding that an employer did not violate the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) by discharging an employee after participating in an interactive process seeking reasonable accommodation. Dillard v. City of Austin, No. 15-50779 (5th Cir. Sept. 16, 2016). Following an … Continue Reading

Sleeping On The Job Due To Prescription Medication Not A Sufficient Basis to Dismiss Disability Discrimination Complaint

In Beaton v. Metropolitan Transportation Authority New York City Transit, Docket No. 15 CV 08056 (S.D.N.Y. June 15, 2016), the Court denied Defendant’s motion to dismiss Plaintiff’s disability discrimination claims under the ADA and local laws.  The case is significant because it addressed an alleged  mental disability.  By way of background, Plaintiff was employed by … Continue Reading