5th Circ. Embraces Broad Take On ADA Accommodations

Law360, New York (September 20, 2013, 7:47 PM EDT) -- The Fifth Circuit's recent ruling that reasonable accommodations under the Americans With Disabilities Act needn't help a worker perform the “essential functions” of a job should serve as a warning to employers around the nation to take a broad view of what must be provided to disabled workers to avoid litigation.

The Sept. 16 decision in Feist v. Louisiana marks the first time the Fifth Circuit has recognized that there need not be a nexus between a worker's proposed accommodation for a disability and the essential...
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