Just Try to Curb Your Enthusiasm About This Post on the ADA and Attendance

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On last night’s season nine premier of HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” Larry David was faced with this age old problem.

How does an employer handle an employee who skips work because she’s constipated?

Larry handled it by foisting his problem employee (his personal assistant) onto someone else.

What should you do?

It depends.

First, is constipation an ADA-protected disability?

Likely, the answer is yes.

The ADA defines an “actual disability” as “a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.”

Major life activities not only include the handling of day-to-day manual tasks, but also the

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