Chapter 9 - AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT

 

RECENT CASES

 

Article 9-14  (May 15, 2017)

Link: NY - Volunteer FD can be sued - former member withAlzheimer's was barred from FD social activities - suspected of theft

 

Article 9-13  (Nov. 23, 2016)

Link: TX - EMS school did not need to give student second exams - not a resonable accomodation

 

Article 9-12 (May 26, 2016)

Link: OK - FD HAZMAT Director injured back - on medical leave for two years - requied to take disability retirement, FD does not have to create light duty job [also filed, Chap. 14]

 

Article 9-11 (Oct. 30, 2014)

Link: OR - City Of Portland Created Light Duty Positions - Ordered Former FF On Disability Pensions To Return To Work;  OR Supreme Court Will Allow FFs Lawsuit To Proceed

 

Article 9-10 (Aug. 28, 2014)

Link:  EEOC - Nuclear Plant Can Not Terminate Alcoholic Employees For Drinking Off Duty - Disability [case also filed, Chapter 12]

 

Article 9-9 (Aug. 28, 2014)

Link: NY - FDNY FF - Asperger's - Properly Terminated For Threats Against Co-Workers

 

Article 9-8 (April 9, 2014)

Link: OH - Lieutenant - Bipolar - Properly Demoted For Misconduct, Even If Criminal Charges Were Dropped By Prosecutor

 

Article 9-7 (Feb. 26, 2014)

Link:  TN - FF Lost Right Eye In Bottle-Rocket Accident, Terminated - 6th Circuit Orders Case Reinstated - May Still Be Able To Perform Essential Functions Of Job

 

Article 9-6 (Feb. 18, 2014)

Link:  CA - Lawsuit By Parents Of Mentally-Challenged Son - Gasoline Fire In Neighbor's Garage

 

Article 9-5 (Dec. 18, 2013)

Link: CO - FIRE CHIEF WITH CANCER - LAWSUIT FOR RETALIATION DISMISSED - TERMINATED FOR CAUSE

 

Article 9-4  (Nov. 1, 2012)

Link:  OH - FIREFIGHTER ON LIGHT DUTY REMOVED FROM PARAMEDIC CLASS

 

Article 9-3  (Oct. 1, 2012)

Link:  CT - ASSISTANT FIRE CHIEF WITH HYPERTENSION -  ONE NEGATIVE COMMENT ABOUT HIM NOT SUFFICIENT PROOF

 

Article 9-2 (July 2012)

Link:  U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE:  FIRE STATIONS USED IN VOTING - EMERGENCY SHELTERS - MUST MEET ADA

 

Article 9-1 (Sept. 2011)

LINK:  U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE - SETTLEMENT - APPLICANTS TO LAW SCHOOL WITH ADD TO GET MORE TIME TO TAKE LAW SCHOOL APPLICATION TEST

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