Under the ADA, you may not have to accommodate absenteeism

Barrett, James M.
June 2012
HR Specialist: California Employment Law;Jun2012, Vol. 6 Issue 6, p6
The article discusses the court case Samper v. Providence St. Vincent Medical Center in which the hospital is sued by an employee, alleging that the hospital has violated the American with Disabilities Act based on failure to accommodate. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the dismissal of the lawsuit. The court's decision confirms that an employee's regular attendance can qualify as an essential function of a job position.


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