Migraine Case Sheds Light On Employers' ADA Headaches

Law360, New York (February 17, 2012, 4:22 PM EST) -- The Tenth Circuit's recent ruling that a former medical assistant who suffered from migraines wasn't disabled under the Americans with Disabilities Act offers a glimmer of hope for employers dealing with the sharp rise in ADA claims, attorneys say.

On Dec. 21, the appeals court affirmed the dismissal of Alethia Roselle Allen's ADA case against her former employer, SouthCrest Hospital. Allen, a medical assistant, alleged the hospital had breached the law by denying her reasonable accommodation for her migraines, and SouthCrest successfully moved for summary judgment,...
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