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. ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
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).
■ Prosecutor barred from cases after Koster’s complaint JEFFERSON CITY (AP) Montgomery County Prosecutor Lee Elliott has been temporarily barred from handling cases following allegations that he acted as a defense attorney for a man accused of speeding. Attorney General ...Read More »
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.Read More »
Most employers simply want an employee who can do the job and get along with fellow employees. This would seem to be reasonable criteria for hiring an employee. You’ve gone through a seemingly exhaustive process to get the right candidate ...Read More »