Ever since the ADA went into effect, employers have been warned that virtually any condition can now fit the definition of a disability.
But the ADA laws have limits, as two recent court rulings illustrate.
In Connelly v. WellStar Health System Inc., a former worker filed a discrimination, failure to accommodate and retaliation suit after the company fired her within a few weeks of returning from FMLA leave.
Failed a drug test
Since she reported to work under the influence of drugs and failed a drug test – a violation of company policy – the company fired her.