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Disabled Worker Not Entitled to Preferred
ADA Accommodation: A Transfer From Boss

Dec. 23, 2014, 5:00 AM

A disabled merchandiser for a Texas grocery sales and marketing company who didn’t receive his preferred accommodation—a job transfer away from a certain supervisor—lacks a triable Americans with Disabilities Act failure-to-accommodate claim, a federal judge in Texas ruled Dec. 22 (Gordon v. Acosta Sales and Mktg., Inc., 2014 BL 360979, W.D. Tex., 13-00662, 12/22/14).

Granting summary judgment to Acosta Sales and Marketing Inc., Judge Xavier Rodriguez of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas found that Acosta reasonably accommodated Jeffrey Gordon, who took a diuretic medication to treat edema, by allowing him to take ...