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Municipal Worker with Two Disabilities

This blog post is based on a question from a participant in a recent webinar. “I have a situation where I performed an FCE (a one-day worker evaluation) on an individual who is a municipal worker.  He has been on light duty for a biceps tendon repair, and...

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A $1,600,000 ADA Title I Power Shortage at Georgia Power

Three years ago I coached a physical therapist through her effort to convince Georgia Power to change its ways. This week’s $1,600,000 settlement of a basket of employment disability charges against the company confirms the cold shoulder that my client’s...

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Shining a Light on Fit-for-Duty

Fitness-for-Duty Vendor Entangles Cummins Power in Title 1 and GINA Trap Here is another cautionary tale for employers who hire outside medical professionals to administer ADA Title 1 employment tests. Although occupational therapists, physical therapists,...

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Terminated Without Accommodation

  Sometimes you do all the right things and still end up with the short end of the stick. Glen Janisch, the human resource manager for Battle Creek’s RockTenn paper and packaging manufacturer stepped away from his desk to have open heart coronary bypass...

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Changing or Removing An In-Place Accommodation

  An employer has the right to change work methods, production targets, and qualification standards as business necessity dictates. As the number of qualified individuals who have an in-place reasonable accommodation grows, those of us who...

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Nobody In My Department Works With Limitations

  Albert E. Gucker was a 30 year veteran at U.S. Steel’s Irvin Works Tractor Shop. During 8 of those years he had a 30-pound lifting restriction imposed by company physicians. The presence of the restriction meant one of two things: his job did not require...

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Roy Matheson Blog Page

Municipal Worker with Two Disabilities

This blog post is based on a question from a participant in a recent webinar. “I have a situation where I performed an FCE (a one-day worker evaluation) on an individual who is a municipal worker.  He has been on light duty for a biceps tendon repair, and...

read more

A $1,600,000 ADA Title I Power Shortage at Georgia Power

Three years ago I coached a physical therapist through her effort to convince Georgia Power to change its ways. This week’s $1,600,000 settlement of a basket of employment disability charges against the company confirms the cold shoulder that my client’s...

read more

Shining a Light on Fit-for-Duty

Fitness-for-Duty Vendor Entangles Cummins Power in Title 1 and GINA Trap Here is another cautionary tale for employers who hire outside medical professionals to administer ADA Title 1 employment tests. Although occupational therapists, physical therapists,...

read more

Terminated Without Accommodation

  Sometimes you do all the right things and still end up with the short end of the stick. Glen Janisch, the human resource manager for Battle Creek’s RockTenn paper and packaging manufacturer stepped away from his desk to have open heart coronary bypass...

read more

Changing or Removing An In-Place Accommodation

  An employer has the right to change work methods, production targets, and qualification standards as business necessity dictates. As the number of qualified individuals who have an in-place reasonable accommodation grows, those of us who...

read more

Nobody In My Department Works With Limitations

  Albert E. Gucker was a 30 year veteran at U.S. Steel’s Irvin Works Tractor Shop. During 8 of those years he had a 30-pound lifting restriction imposed by company physicians. The presence of the restriction meant one of two things: his job did not require...

read more