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Now that most disability cases don’t lose at the coverage stage, courts are finally facing the task of deciding what accommodations are “reasonable,” either “in the run of cases” or if not, at least in an ADA claimant’s “special circumstances.” This session will explore cutting edge accommodation questions such as the vitality of US Airways v. Barnett and the viability of accommodations commonly resisted by employers, including extended unpaid leave, the off-duty use of medical marijuana, working remotely (i.e., outside the office), preference for a job transfer over “better qualified” candidates and co-workers sharing one or more tasks unequally. The panel will also discuss the most common employer arguments against providing accommodation and offer strategies how to resist employer efforts to raise ADA affirmative defenses, including “direct threat” and “undue hardship” defenses.
This course has been approved in CA, OK, VT and IL. Please see your state's MCLE site for more information or to find out if attorneys may earn credit through reciprocity or self-submission.
Thomas J. Crane Thomas J. Crane has been representing individuals in employment actions for over twenty years. He is a sole practitioner in San Antonio, Texas. He graduated from Texas Christian University and Tulane University Law School in New Orleans. Licensed in...MoreThomas J. Crane has been representing individuals in employment actions for over twenty years. He is a sole practitioner in San Antonio, Texas. He graduated from Texas Christian University and Tulane University Law School in New Orleans. Licensed in Texas and Louisiana, he has appeared in federal and state court, before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, the MSPB, and various administrative courts. Mr. Crane worked for Disability Rights of Texas for several years, where he addressed a wide variety of issues concerning persons with disabilities. He is a frequent presenter at employment law seminars. Mr. Crane writes a blog on employment law at www.sanantonioemploymentlawblog.com. He is a member of NELA, Texas Employment Lawyers Association, and San Antonio Employment Lawyers Association. Collapse
John W. Griffin John W. Griffin is the managing partner of Marek, Griffin & Knaupp, a Texas law firm with offices in Victoria and Port Lavaca, Texas. He served as National Chair of the Board of the American Diabetes Association in 2011, and currently serves on the...MoreJohn W. Griffin is the managing partner of Marek, Griffin & Knaupp, a Texas law firm with offices in Victoria and Port Lavaca, Texas. He served as National Chair of the Board of the American Diabetes Association in 2011, and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the American Diabetes Research Foundation, and as Chair of the Association’s Legislative and Regulatory Subcommittee. Appointed by the Governor of Texas, he serves as a consumer member of the Texas Diabetes Council. He is a member of the Texas Center for Legal Ethics and Professionalism, the State Bar of Texas, the National Employment Lawyers Association, the American Association for Justice and the American Bar Association. Practicing in federal and state courts, Griffin has tried more that 60 cases to a jury and has argued more than 20 cases to federal and state appellate courts. He served on the State Bar of Texas Pattern Jury Charges: Business, Consumer and Employment Committee from 2006–2014, and on the Fifth Circuit Labor & Employment Law Pattern Jury Charge Advisory Committee from 2007–2010. He also lectures on employment law, commercial litigation, and legal ethics. He is board certified in Civil Trial Law, Personal Injury Trial Law, and Consumer and Commercial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas Labor Council, the American Board of Trial Advocates, and the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. He is a graduate of Austin College and the University of Missouri Law School. Collapse
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