Utah Employment Law Letter - July 2013: Reasonable Accommodations: The glass may be half empty, but at least it isn’t leaking


According to Murphy’s Law, anything that can go wrong will. That’s not exactly a positive statement, especially for employers that have to deal with upset employees who see a lawsuit as a big payday. However, there are things employers can do to blunt the force of Murphy’s Law. First and foremost, employers need to understand their legal obligations. Read on to see how one employer made sure its actions complied with the law and avoided the pain caused by Murphy’s Law.

Who is Murphy?

Rebecca Murphy was an accounting assistant for Samson Resources Company. According to her job description, regular attendance and punctuality were essential functions of her job.

Originally published in the Utah Employment Law Letter - July 2013.

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