Update on ADA Accommodation
Attorney George Samuel of Wilson Worley has written a new article for our firm’s employment clients on a recent opinion from a federal circuit court of appeals on making reasonable accommodation for an employee under the ADA. He writes:
“The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals recently affirmed a District Court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of the employer where the employee alleged that the employer did not reasonably accommodate her alleged disability: narcolepsy. In Regan v. Faurecia Auto. Seating, Inc., 2012 FED App. 0130P (6th Cir.), Faurecia, an automobile seat manufacturer and the employer, determined that the then-existing morning shift hours in Regan’s department of 6:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. were not efficient because the materials needed to complete the tasks of Regan’s department were only delivered after 6:00 a.m. from engineering departments within the company as those departments worked on a later schedule. Therefore, Faurecia modified the morning shift for Regan’s department to 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. effective a few weeks later. . . .”
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