Tag: Americans with Disabilities Act

Question: We have a new employee in our call center who has a service dog. She came to her interview and trained without the dog, but is now asking if she can bring her dog to work. Do we have to accommodate her request? Answer: The first step will be to determine whether the dog…

Question: We found pornography on an employee’s computer. How should we handle this? And, is an employee’s addiction to pornography protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)? Answer: An addiction to pornography is not protected because under the ADA, it is not defined as a disability. According to ADA, the term disability does not…

Question: We have a staff member who just had hip replacement surgery and is due back into the office very soon. If he does not return to work, can we terminate his employment? Answer: Any time an employee is deemed disabled by his or her doctor there is a high potential of liability and risk…

Question: How do I know if an employee’s self-disclosed medical condition needing accommodation is covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)? Answer: The ADA does not outline specific ailments or disabilities which qualify under the ADA, but defines a disability as a“…physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities….”…

Question: Can our client discipline an employee who has admitted to his manager that he has a drinking problem?  Or is the employee protected under the disability laws? Answer: The answer to the question depends upon what the employee is requesting of his manager related to his problem with alcohol.  If the employee is requesting time off…

The following question recently came from one of our clients requesting our assistance to better understand and manage this issue.  Your Hotline Advisors love the opportunity to demonstrate their expertise and assist you with your human resources questions.  Give us a call or post your issue on our resource portal.    Question:  Can we discipline…

Confused about how far you need to go to reasonably accommodate employees with indefinite leave of absence requests for bona fide injuries and illnesses? Recently a District Court in Missouri found an employer is not required to grant an employee indefinite leave under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Read Robert Brody’s full analysis of…