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Sixth Circuit Issues ADA Work-from-Home Decision, Right Before We All Start Working from Home

As the world hunkers down and works from home during this COVID-19 crisis, a WFH accommodation decision from the Sixth Circuit feels timely. Though the decision predates social distancing and office closures, its relevance to the employer-employee relationship may outlast the coronavirus. In Tchankpa v. Ascena Retail Group, Inc., the Sixth Circuit affirmed the principle … Continue Reading

Establishing The Test For Association Discrimination In The Sixth Circuit: Stansberry v. Air Wisconsin Airlines Co.

In Stansberry v. Air Wisconsin Airlines Co., the Sixth Circuit explains the standard for association discrimination claims under Section 12112(b)(4) of the Americans with Disabilities Act.  Such claims are comparatively rare – this is the first published decision in the circuit since that section was passed in 1990.   The opinion, written by Judge Martin, explains that … Continue Reading

Supreme Court takes up another Sixth Circuit case to resolve question of whether termination of parochial school teachers falls within exception to ADA

In what could be the end of the Sixth Circuit’s 0-15 “losing streak” before the United States Supreme Court (reported previously here), the Supreme Court recently granted certiorari in the case of EEOC, et al, v. Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School.pdf to review the Sixth Circuit’s determination that the termination of a parochial school teacher was subject … Continue Reading

Creating A Split With the Second Circuit, The Sixth Circuit Approves Sick Leave Policies That May Reveal A Disability To A Supervisor

In Lee v. City of Columbus, the Sixth Circuit reversed a grant of summary judgment to a class of employees at the Columbus police department.  The police employees had challenged the city’s policy requiring employees returning from more than three days of sick leave, injury leave, or light duty to give their immediate supervisor a … Continue Reading