Employees Must Prove Benefit For ADA Protection: 7th Circ.

Law360, New York (May 8, 2013, 6:57 PM EDT) -- The Seventh Circuit ruled Wednesday that even when employers fail to explore whether they can provide employees reasonable disability accommodations under the Americans With Disabilities Act, employees who seek ADA protection are still required to show they can perform the job with an accommodation.

A three-judge panel refused to revive the case of former Professional Transportation Inc. employee Terri Basden who claimed her former employer violated the ADA when it denied her leave request and fired her over absences she attributed to multiple sclerosis, saying she...
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