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Defending Mental Health Disability Employment Claims

By: Storrs Downey, Capital Member We are seeing a significant increase in mental and developmental disability claims brought before both the EEOC and Illinois Department of Human Rights.  An escalating number of employees with alleged depression, bipolar disorder, autism, schizophrenia, post-traumatic stress disorders and anxiety disorders among other mental health conditions are asserting discrimination, ADA and retaliation claims against their…

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7th Circuit Restricts Extent of Medical Leave Under ADA

By: Storrs Downey, Capital Member While all employers with 50 or more employees must provide their employees up to 12 weeks of leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), less clear is how much additional time beyond those 12 weeks an employer must provide its employees under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  The new Seventh Circuit Court…

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Memphis Bar Association Seminar

On 10/4/17 Cary Schwimmer will present, “Additional Leave as an Accommodation Under the ADA” at the Memphis Bar Association. The seminar will explain how the Courts and EEOC interpret this possible requirement. CLE is also available for this event. Register here.

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7th Circuit Affirms Dismissal of ADA Case

By: Storrs Downey, Capital Member Last month, the 7th Circuit affirmed the US. District Court’s decision, which granted our Motion for Summary Judgment and resulted in the dismissal of the entirety of an ADA suit against our client, a Chicago hotel. Plaintiff was terminated after being caught on video sleeping in the hotel lobby while a fight broke out among…

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