The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires employers to reasonably accommodate the disabilities of their employees and to engage in an interactive process when a request for accommodation is made.
On April 4 2017, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals became the first appeals court to rule that sex includes sexual orientation. The Court's ruling creates law in Indiana, Illinois, and Wisconsin.
Wendy becomes pregnant after four months on the job and asks her employer if she can have light duty and temporary leave. The employer terminates Wendy’s employment instead of accommodating her requests.
As a small business owner you have no shortage of distractions in your day – and most of us rely on our past experiences and knowledge to quickly respond to a situation and move on. This would all be fine, except on the matter of human resources issues – that have steadily changed with the times over the last 10-15 years – through a steady flow of legislation, court cases and administrative law rulings.