Courts rule on employers’ ADA accommodation limits: Key takeaways

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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.

She argued

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