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Employer Violated ADA by Requiring Employee's Psychological Evaluation: Court

August 28, 2012
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According to the August 22 ruling in Emily Kroll v. White Lake Ambulance Authority, in 2008 the ambulance service became concerned about the behavior of Kroll, an emergency medical technician, after she became romantically involved with one of her co-workers.
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Counseling as an ADA-Protected Medical Examination

August 23, 2012
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If counseling qualifies as a covered medical exam, then employers, like WLAA, will have to rely on the statute's defense of job-relatedness and business necessity if an employee needs counseling.
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Wal-Mart Settles Employee's EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit for $50,000

August 22, 2012
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The EEOC said Wal-Mart fired Marcia Arney, a part-time clerk, from her position in its Carlsbad, New Mexico, store rather than trying to return her to her job after a medical leave related to her cerebral palsy.
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Former Wells Fargo Employee Says Company Fired Him Over Daughter's Cancer Costs

August 15, 2012
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According to a lawsuit filed Aug. 2 in a Florida 15th Judicial Circuit Court in Palm Beach, Wells Fargo fired Yovany Gonzalez in August 2010—three days before his daughter Mackenzie was scheduled for surgery to remove a cancerous tumor—based on allegations that he had falsified his time records.
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New Rules on Hiring Veterans, Disabled Unnecessary: Report

August 9, 2012
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The OFCCP has proposed regulations intended to strengthen the requirements in hiring veterans who are protected under the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974.
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Richard Kimble and the ADA

August 9, 2012
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Allowing an employee to work in a position makes it difficult to argue later that the employee was not qualified for that same position.
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Disability Services Provider Sued for, What Else, Disability Discrimination

July 18, 2012
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Apparently, 'you should know better' carries over to the world of employment law. The EEOC has filed a disability discrimination lawsuit against Pace Solano, a California disability services provider.
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The Season of the Witch? The ADA and Seasonal Affective Disorder

July 16, 2012
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If an employee asks for an office with a view, do not necessarily write him or her off as a complaining, high-maintenance pain-in-the-you-know-what.
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The Season of the Witch? The ADA and Seasonal Affective Disorder

July 13, 2012
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If an employee asks for an office with a view, do not necessarily write him or her off as a complaining, high-maintenance pain-in-the-you-know-what.
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