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

Return to Blog Page 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...

Physician-Vendor Ignorance of the ADA Title I Leads to Another Federal Lawsuit

Return to Blog Page Oilfield Instrumentation, USA, Inc., an oilfield services company operating in at least 6 states, is another in a long line of employers ill-served by a medical examination vendor’s lack of fidelity to Title I of the Americans with Disabilities...

Shining a Light on Fit-for-Duty

Return to Blog Page 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...

Changing or Removing An In-Place Accommodation

Return to Blog Page   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 manage...

Nobody In My Department Works With Limitations

Return to Blog Page   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...