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Sanofi-Aventis Defeats Disabled Worker’s Suit Over Job-Sharing

June 8, 2021, 6:39 PM

A former Sanofi-Aventis US LLC sales worker failed to show she was denied an accommodation for her autoimmune disease because federal law didn’t require the company to allow her to job share with another employee, the Fourth Circuit ruled Tuesday.

The Americans with Disabilities Act doesn’t force an employer to create a new job for a worker who is or becomes disabled, the court said. The primary-care diabetes representative position Janet Perdue sought to share with Caitlin Hunt didn’t exist at the time the two women asked if they could split Hunt’s then duties 50-50, it said.

That Sanofi was ...