Your Health Is Not Your Employer's Business

Law360, New York (March 7, 2012, 1:10 PM EST) -- In U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) v. Dillard’s Inc., a federal district court in California ruled that a retail chain’s attendance policy, which required employees to provide a doctor’s note identifying the nature of a health-related absence for such absences to be excused, violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Background

Corina Scott, an employee at one of Dillard’s stores, was absent from work from May 29 to June 3, 2006, for health-related reasons. To excuse her absence, Scott gave the assistant store manager a...
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