Retroactive Exception to Employer’s Policy Is Not a Reasonable Accommodation Under the ADA

By Lindsay H. S. Hesketh The Fifth Circuit recently affirmed summary judgment against an employee caught sleeping at his desk.  A personnel manager for a security company suffered from Type II diabetes and had previously requested and received reasonable accommodations, but none involved the employee’s potential loss of consciousness due to diabetes.  After two reports […]

Employee’s Personal Notes Lead to Trial

By Lindsay H.S. Hesketh A correctional officer will be going to trial against her former employer in the District of Arizona on hostile work environment claims.  The plaintiff alleged multiple instances of harassment, including being the target of crude comments, having to listen to sexually explicit stories, and being sexually assaulted in her car by […]