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After He Allegedly Showed Up Drunk to Practice, Should Former USC Football Coach Steve Sarkisian Have Been Placed on FMLA Leave...

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

A question was posed to me on Twitter this past week: Shouldn’t former University of Southern California (USC) football coach Steve Sarkisian have been placed on FMLA leave to get treatment for apparent alcoholism instead of...more

Alcoholism and how USC may have violated ADA by firing Steve Sarkisian

by FordHarrison on

On October 12, 2015, Steve Sarkisian was fired as head coach of the University of Southern California (USC) football team. While USC contends Sarkisian was fired for “cause,” there is no question that his alcohol-related...more

OCR Issues "Dear Colleague Letter" Addressing Equal Opportunities in Athletic Programs for Students With Disabilities

by Saul Ewing LLP on

A "Dear Colleague Letter" just issued by the Department of Education Office of Civil Rights interpreting Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 clarifies that colleges and universities must provide disabled students...more

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