Disabilities Don't Excuse Neonatal Nurse Absences: 9th Circ.

Law360, New York (April 11, 2012, 6:18 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit upheld a decision Wednesday to dismiss an Americans with Disabilities Act claim brought by a neonatal intensive care unit nurse who wanted to be exempt from her hospital's attendance policy, concluding in a precedential ruling that regular attendance was essential to her job.

A three-judge panel issued a published opinion rejecting Monika Samper's challenge to a trial court's decision to grant Oregon-based Providence St. Vincent Medical Center summary judgment on her reasonable accommodation claim under the ADA.

Samper filed suit against Providence St....
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