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Case: Disability Discrimination/Reasonable Accommodation (S.D. Ga.)

Feb. 14, 2020, 2:22 PM

A longshoreman with a back disability who rode in shuttle vans to cargo ships to drive new automobiles back and forth between the ships and a storage area isn’t entitled to a trial on his claim that he was denied a reasonable accommodation when his request to carry and use a seat cushion was rejected. His request wasn’t reasonable given that it would require a violation of the “no personal items” policy that had been enacted in response to the car manufacturers’ complaints about such items being left in vehicles, he was provided with two options—putting a seat cushion in...

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