Welcome
The United States Law Week

Disability Risk Creates ‘Catch-22' for Workers in Bias Suits

Nov. 1, 2019, 11:28 AM

Several appeals courts have ruled that an employer is within its rights under federal law to fire or not hire a worker because of the risk of a future impairment. This includes potential diseases sprung from obesity or the potential to catch Ebola on a trip to Africa.

EEOC Clash: The interpretation clashes with the advocacy of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which has brought at least one case arguing a worker does not need to have a physiological disorder in order to be protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act. At least five appeals courts have confronted this issue...

To read the full article log in. To learn more about a subscription click here.