Connecticut Labor and Employment Law Journal

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2d Circuit Court of Appeals reverses $2.6 million jury verdict in disability discrimination case

Posted in ADA, Employer Policies
A pharmacist was terminated after he claimed he was unable to administer vaccinations to customers.  Christopher Stevens sued Rite Aid for discrimination, retaliation and failure to accommodate under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other state non-discrimination laws.  The jury awarded him $2.6 million, including $900,000 in non-economic damages. By way of background, Rite… Continue Reading

EEOC Final Regulations to the ADA Amendments Act Now Available

Posted in ADA, Employer Policies
The Americans with Disabilities Act was amended in 2008 (“ADAAA”) and imposed a number of significant changes, particularly as to the determination of who has a “disability” under the ADA.  The ADAAA overturned several major Supreme Court cases and caused concern amongst employers attempting to figure out how the changes would impact their obligations under… Continue Reading
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