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If you have epilepsy, your employer may be required to provide accommodations… IF you’re otherwise qualified for the job.

The Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), as amended by the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendment Act (“ADAAA”), may provide protections for people with epilepsy. One of the protections mandated by the ADA is that covered employers must provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities, so long as that the accommodations are not an undue…

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If you’re a member of a protected class, you probably shouldn’t work for a religious institution.

Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission et al., ___ U.S.___ (2012). Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School employs two types of teachers, which Hosanna designates as “called” teachers and “lay” teachers. A called teacher must complete training that includes theological study, and upon completion of his or her training is designated…

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You can put your arms around your co-worker, just don’t be rude about it.

Balas v. Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc., Civil Action No. 2:11-cv-347 (E.D. Va. January 18, 2012). Plaintiff Karen Balas sued her former employer, Huntington Ingalls Industries, alleging sexual harassment under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VII”), retaliatory termination under Title VII, wrongful discharge, assault and battery, and intentional infliction of emotional…