In this issue: Employee's Alcoholism Does not Rise to the Level of an ADA Disability, Leading to Dismissal of Claims; Court Refuses to Enforce Arbitration Agreement for Lack of Consent; $2.1 Million Judgement in Washington Wage and Hour Class Action; New Law Provides Tax Incentives for Hiring Unemployed Veterans; Hilton Agrees to Settle Following Investigation by Department of Labor; Exempt Status of Pharmaceutical Representatives; $35 Million Settlement in Oracle Class Action; Proposed OFCCP Rule Could Require Mandatory Hiring Goal for Disabled Workers; and Brinker Decision Expected in Early 2012.
Excerpt from "Employee's Alcoholism...":
In Kennedy v. Glen Mills School, a federal court in Pennsylvania dismissed a terminated employee’s claim of disability discrimination (based on alleged alcoholism) because the employee failed to prove that his alleged alcoholism rose to the level of a protected disability under the ADA.
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