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Tag Archives: Americans with Disabilities Act

Former corrections officer wins $475,250 in accommodations suit

A St. Louis County jury found the city of Berkeley violated the federal Americans with Disabilities Act by failing to provide suitable accommodations to a 31-year-old corrections officer who was terminated soon after he was hospitalized with a heart ailment. ...

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8th Circuit: Fox Theatre’s captioning policy not ADA compliant

Does the Fox Theatre’s policy of captioning only one performance per week comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act? No, according to a split ruling Aug. 7 by a panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. “Fox’s one-captioned-performance ...

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Civil Rights: Americans with Disabilities Act-Rehabilitation Act-42 U.S.C. §1983

Plaintiff appealed the district court’s order granting summary judgment to defendants, dismissing plaintiff’s claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act, and 42 U.S.C. §1983. Where the evidence, viewed in the light most favorable to plaintiff, entitled defendants ...

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Civil Rights: 42 U.S.C. §1983- Americans with Disabilities Act- Denial of Appointed Counsel

Plaintiff, a former state correctional inmate, filed §1983 and ADA claims against prison officials. The district court dismissed some claims and granted defendants summary judgment on the remainder. The district court also denied plaintiff’s request for appointed counsel. Where there ...

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Court: ADA protects acrophobic bridge worker

Common sense tells us that a worker with an irrational fear of heights isn’t qualified to hold a job that requires him to climb around highway bridges.

Still, a jury will have to listen to an acrophobic bridge worker’s tale in his lawsuit against the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT).

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Caregiver discrimination claims grow

Pregnant women, parents of young children and employees caring for sick relatives are bringing an increasing number of discrimination claims. “Family responsibility discrimination” claims are an emerging trend in employment law, and they’re surfacing in Missouri. George Lenard, an employment defense attorney with Chesterfield firm Harris, Dowell, Fisher & Harris, predicts lawyers will file more claims alleging discrimination against caregivers.

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