If your temporary impairment is bad enough, it can be considered a disability.

Summers v. Altarum Institute, Corporation, No. 12-1645 (4th Cir. Jan. 23, 2014). Carl Summers’ job at Altarum Institute required that he travel to Maryland to serve one of Altarum’s clients. The client, the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (“DCoE”), preferred that contractors work on site, but allowed them to […]

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When your manager tells you, “They’re making me do this,” make sure to ask why they’re making her do this.

Laing v. Federal Express Corporation, 703 F.3d 713 (4th Cir. 2013).  In Laing, the plaintiff lost her case in the trial court and on appeal. Both courts applied a legal standard whereby all facts had to be viewed and all reasonable inferences had to be drawn in the light most favorable to the plaintiff. The plaintiff described […]

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