Americans with Disabilities Act

Possible pitfalls of Yahoo’s work-from-home ban

Arnstein & Lehr Chicago Partner Mark A. Spognardi provided his thoughts in the March 1 Law360 article “Following Yahoo On Work-From-Home Ban May Spell Trouble.” The article addressed lawyers’ concerns that companies that ban telecommuting need to act carefully to avoid being sued for breaching disability or discrimination laws. To read Mr. Spognardi’s comments and […]

Telecommuting again raised as a reasonable accommodation

Questions related to reasonable accommodations for employees with disabilities are some of the most difficult situations for employers to resolve. The Americans with Disabilities Act requires employers to grant an employee a reasonable accommodation in the workplace for his or her disability. Such an accommodation is not required if it would cause an employer an […]

7th Circuit takes another look at reassignment as a reasonable accommodation under the ADA

Arnstein & Lehr Chicago Partner Mark Spognardi and Milwaukee Associate Jesse Dill recently published an article entitled “7th Circuit takes another look at reassignment as a reasonable accommodation under the ADA.” The article discusses the 7th Circuit opinion, EEOC v. United Airlines, Inc., which re-examined whether transferring an employee with a disability to a vacant […]

Jason Tremblay speaks on legal issues in HR management

Arnstein & Lehr Chicago Partner Jason Tremblay was a guest lecturer on September 26 for a Robert Morris University graduate school business class, titled “Legal Issues in Human Resource Management.” Mr. Tremblay discussed the issue of how to reasonably accommodate disabled employees under the Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as the issue of accommodating […]