4th Circ. Ruling Shows Limits To ADA Accommodation Claims

Law360 (November 25, 2020, 12:14 PM EST) -- Occasionally, legal opinions are not only well written and well reasoned, but also provide road maps for lawyers on how to advise clients on important legal compliance issues. A panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit recently issued such an opinion in Elledge v. Lowe's Home Centers LLC,[1] an Americans with Disabilities Act reasonable accommodation case.

The Elledge decision illustrates the importance of employers paying vigorous attention to the ADA interactive process and making good faith efforts to accommodate employee disabilities. Courts expect employers to take accommodation needs and requests seriously. This decision provides helpful instruction to...

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