May 01, 2019

Reviewing ADA Retaliation Pitfalls in the Hiring and Firing Processes

Steve A. Miller, Fisher Phillips, Chicago, IL

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance issues arise often in hiring and terminating employees. In many situations, such issues can be difficult to navigate. In hiring, health employers want to make sure the person they hire can actually perform the essential functions of the position, but they often do not know how to obtain the information necessary to make this assessment without violating the law. In regard to terminations, employers often may grow impatient with those employees they believe make unreasonable accommodation requests – for example, requesting too much time off.

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