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  • Indianapolis officials have paid $85,000 to settle a former city employee’s claim that her bosses discriminated against her because of her severe food allergy to paprika.

    The three-year-old dispute centered on whether Emily S. Kysel, then an analyst at the Department of Code Enforcement, could bring her paprika-sniffing service dog...

  • Here’s the dilemma. An employee seeks accommodation for a disability. It could be a special chair, time off when an impairment flairs up, bringing a service animal to work, or any of a million other things. Whatever the requested accommodation, the employer engages the employee in the interactive process, and...

  • One common misconception about the design and construction requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is that historical landmarks are exempt.  Another is that the ADA does not apply when an element is merely replaced.  A recent decision by a New Hampshire federal court dispels both of these notions.  ...

  • Under the ADA and the Min­ne­­­sota Human Rights Act (MHRA), disabled workers are entitled to reasonable accommodations. Deciding what’s reasonable requires an interactive process in which both employer and employee discuss options that allow the employee to perform essen­­tial job functions. The employer then can choose which accommodation it prefers....

  • Fighting to end a different kind of pain at the pump, one local disabled man is taking a major company to court hoping to pave the way for change.  The Americans with Disabilities Act has regulations in place to help disabled drivers at gas stations but, despite the law, many...

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