Brian L. McDermott

Brian L. McDermott

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

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Supreme Court Forges New “Significant Burden” Interpretation of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act

On March 25, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States settled a controversy surrounding an employer’s policy that provided light-duty work for certain employees (including some disabled employees) but not for pregnant...more

3/26/2015 - Discrimination Popular Pregnancy Discrimination Reasonable Accommodation SCOTUS Substantial Burden Trucking Industry UPS Young v United Parcel Service

Seventh Circuit: Employee Not Entitled to Preferred Religious Accommodation Under Title VII

On November 8, 2012, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a Christian employee who objected to working on Sundays because it conflicted with her church attendance lacked a religious discrimination claim under Title...more

12/3/2012 - Discrimination Reasonable Accommodation Religious Discrimination Title VII

Seventh Circuit Holds that the ADA Mandates Reassignment of Disabled Employees to Vacant Positions

Overruling its own precedent, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (which covers Indiana, Illinois, and Wisconsin) recently held that the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires employers to reassign...more

9/18/2012 - ADA Disability Discrimination EEOC Reasonable Accommodation Seniority United Airlines US Airways

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