Mandated Mental Health Exams Were Valid, 7th Circ. Says

Law360, Springfield (December 6, 2017, 9:44 PM EST) -- Mandatory mental health examinations for a former Illinois Department of Transportation employee were necessary for the safety of her coworkers and not discriminatory, a Seventh Circuit panel ruled on Wednesday, affirming a lower court’s decision.

Former IDOT worker Deanna Painter sued the agency in 2013, claiming the five psychiatric evaluations she underwent to determine her fitness for duty were unnecessary under federal standards, and that making her participate in the exams was a form of discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

But after Painter’s case...
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Case Information

Case Title

Deanna Painter v. Illinois Department of Transp

Case Number



Appellate - 7th Circuit

Nature of Suit

3442 Jobs

Date Filed

August 16, 2016

Government Agencies

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