Amber K. Dodds

Amber K. Dodds

Bracewell & Giuliani LLP

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Accommodating religious beliefs in the workplace: What are the limits?

Sikiru Adeyeye requested approximately four weeks of leave from work to participate in his father’s funeral ceremony in Nigeria. In his request, Adeyeye explained that he had to attend the “funeral rite” and that it was “very...more

9/6/2013 - EEOC Employee Rights Religion Termination Title VII Undue Hardship

Is obesity a disease? The American Medical Association says “yes”; the Americans with Disabilities Act says . . .

In June 2013, the American Medical Association (AMA) declared obesity a disease. The president of the AMA gave several reasons for this declaration “[R]ecognizing obesity as a disease will help change the way the medical...more

8/21/2013 - ADA American Medical Association Classification Disability EEOC Obesity

What You Say Can and Will be Held Against You: ADA Confidentiality Requirements Extend Beyond Termination of Employment

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires any information regarding employees obtained through a medical inquiry to be kept confidential. Such information must be recorded on separate forms and kept in a confidential...more

12/31/2012 - ADA Disability Discrimination EEOC Medical Records

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