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Fehrer Auto Defeats Worker ‘Short Stature’ Disability Bias Suit

July 21, 2021, 7:38 PM

A temporary worker who is 4 feet, 6 inches tall lacked proof Fehrer Automotive NA LLC fired her because she was disabled, perceived to be disabled, or asked for a step stool or to work at a shorter table, the Eleventh Circuit ruled Wednesday.

Nicole Colton sued under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Her discharge followed her assignment to a table that she complained was too tall for her.

But a worker must identify a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity to be disabled under the ADA, and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission guidance excludes physical ...

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