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Fortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic is waning. Yet, past workplace incidents are now surfacing in court as COVID-19 discrimination lawsuits. A common thread with many of these lawsuits is an employee with COVID-19 who gets fired and claims disability discrimination.

That begs the question: when is COVID-19 a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act?

I’ll supply a fact pattern. You grab a gavel, black robe, and perhaps one of those white wigs, and we’ll see what you think. Continue reading


And that’s just the tip of the iceberg in this blistering (albeit, PG-rated) 58-page dissent to yesterday’s non-precedential Fifth Circuit decision, in which the majority concluded that a private company’s workplace vaccine mandate could irreparably harm individuals with disabilities and strong religious beliefs. Continue reading


Proving that the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission doesn’t just enforce anti-discrimination laws on behalf of the “little guy,” the EEOC announced on Monday that it had recovered $250,000 from a company that allegedly terminated its former CFO because of his disability.

Yes, that’s when it happened. Or, at least when the EEOC announced a settlement that it had reached — Happy Valentine’s Day!

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