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Pregnancy-Blind Light Duty Policy Not Enough To Obtain Summary Judgment On Pregnancy Discrimination Claim In New Sixth Circuit...

The Sixth Circuit recently held that a certified nursing assistant (CNA) should be permitted to take her Pregnancy Discrimination Act claim to trial even though the employer terminated her based on its facially neutral policy...more

Employer Has No Obligation to Provide “Light Duty” Assignment Under FMLA or ADA

Employers often assign light duty to employees who are returning to work after recuperating from illnesses or injuries. The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has held, however, that neither the Family and Medical Leave Act...more

No Violation of FMLA to Refuse Request for Light Duty Before Return to Work

Employers sometimes offer light duty work to employees who are recuperating from injuries, illnesses, or other medical conditions, when they cannot yet perform the essential functions of their jobs. Employers may have a...more

Permanent “Light-Duty” Position Not Reasonable Accommodation for Disabled Employee Under the ADA

In an unpublished opinion, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals recently upheld the dismissal of a case in favor of an employer who refused to convert a temporary light-duty position into a permanent job for a disabled...more

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