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Employment Law: Disability Discrimination-Failure To Accommodate-“Qualified Individual”

Where a maintenance mechanic brought a failure-to-accommodate claim under the Americans with Disabilities Act and Iowa  law against his former employer, the grant of summary judgment for the defendant is affirmed because even if the plaintiff was disabled, he was ...

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Employer-Employee: Employment Agreements-Forum Selection Clause-Single Transaction

Defendant signed an employment agreement upon his hiring by plaintiff. After defendant left his employment, plaintiff sued, alleging defendant left during a binding guarantee period and failed to repay plaintiff pursuant to the parties’ repayment agreement. Defendant removed the case ...

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Employer-Employee: Disability Discrimination-Qualified to Perform Essential Function of Job-ADA Qualified Individual

Plaintiff appealed the district court’s grant of summary judgment to defendant, plaintiff’s employer, dismissing plaintiff’s employment-discrimination action under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Where plaintiff failed to show she was qualified to perform the essential functions of her job, with ...

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Employer-Employee: Disability Discrimination-Attendance Policy-Failure to Submit Medical Verification

Plaintiff was diagnosed with an incurable lung disease that required periodic absences to attend medical appointments and deal with condition flare-ups. After plaintiff accumulated multiple unexcused absences, she was placed on “last notice”. After plaintiff called out during a flare-up, ...

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