In Cleveland v. Policy Management Systems Corp., the United States Supreme Court created a framework for analyzing how inconsistent statements on applications for disability benefits concerning a plaintiff’s ability to work affect an ADA claim.The analysis focuses on whether the plaintiff’s statements “genuinely conflicted with her ADA claim” and if so, whether the plaintiff

Recall the incontinent court reporter. She had a steady assignment compatible with her medical condition until the chief judge required court reporters to rotate through all courtrooms.  In the lawsuit challenging the court reporter’s termination, the court held that rotating was an essential function of the court reporter’s job and because she could not do

 Buried in the voluminous Health Care Reform Act is a requirement that employers provide reasonable break times and an appropriate place for nursing mothers to express breast milk for one year after the child’s birth.

On December 21, 2010, the U.S. Department of Labor published a request for comment concerning the implementation of this requirement