Wellness Program Okay Under Americans With Disabilities Act

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In our March 22nd client bulletin, we discussed the class action suit pending in the federal district court in Florida. Last week, the federal district court in Florida dismissed the class action lawsuit which alleged that an employer’s wellness program violated the Americans With Disabilities Act.

In Bradley Seff vs. Broward County, U.S. District Judge K. Michael Moore granted summary judgment to Broward County on Monday, ruling that the wellness program falls under the safe harbor provision of the ADA and is based on insurance and risk management principles.

Bradley Seff, a former county employee, filed a class action complaint alleging that the county violated the ADA by requiring employees to undergo medical examinations and making medical inquiries about them.

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