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Category Archives: Reasonable Accommodations

February 4, 2016

To “Air” is human

In a case of first impression, a woman has brought a discrimination-by-association suit under the ADA against her former employer. She claims that she suffered a hostile work environment as a result of her husband’s firing for having unrestrained flatulence. She had served as her husbands assistant and quit when he was fired. He had  Read More arrow

June 4, 2015

Supreme Court rejects 10th Circuit Abercrombie decision

The Supreme Court has reversed the 10th Circuit’s decision that Title VII requires a showing that an unfavorable hiring decision required proof that the motivation was the result of an unwillingness to accommodate an applicant’s religious needs.   Abercrombie and Fitch had refused to hire a Muslim woman who was required to wear a hajib as a  Read More arrow

January 21, 2014

Pregnancy Joins the NJLAD

Although many employers and legal practitioners assumed it was already the case, on January 21, 2014, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) signed a bill into law that amends the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (N.J.S.A. 10:5-12) to specifically include pregnancy and childbirth as protected categories. The statute now defines “pregnancy” to include childbirth; medical  Read More arrow