Direct threat and doctor's diligence doom disability claims

A recent decision from the federal court in Baton Rouge shows how to conduct an individualized assessment of an employee's medical condition and ability to perform her safety-sensitive job. The employer used medical evidence and job requirements to evaluate whether the employee posed a direct threat to herself or others after having a seizure at work before refusing to allow her to return. By doing so, it defeated her disability discrimination claims. Let's take a closer look at what happened and what you can learn.

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