Jonathan R. Mook.

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Jonathan R. Mook is a nationally recognized authority on the Americans with Disabilities Act and is the author of two treatises published by Matthew Bender Company, “Americans with Disabilities Act: Employee Rights and Employer Obligations” and “Americans with Disabilities Act: Public Accommodations and Commercial Facilities.”

Mr. Mook lectures nationally on the Americans with Disabilities Act and other employment law topics. He is a member of the editorial board for the Bender’s Labor and Employment Bulletin. Mr. Mook has been listed in Who’s Who in American Law and Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders in America.

Memberships:

  • Virginia State Bar
  • The District of Columbia Bar

Representative Cases:

  • Obtained favorable Virginia Supreme Court ruling on intentional infliction of emotional distress.
  • Obtained a precedent setting Supreme Court ruling regarding the rights of parents.
  • $3 million arbitration award including damages and attorneys’ fees upheld by D.C. Court of Appeals.
  • Obtained multi-million dollar settlement in a wrongful death 1983 action involving a SWAT team police shooting.

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Publications:

  • Co-Editor, Virginia Employment Law Letter, BLR, Business & Legal Resources
  • “Fourth Circuit Adopts ‘But For’ Causation for ADA Claims,” Bender’s Labor & Employment Bulletin (May 2016)
  • “Circuit Courts Address Who Is ‘Qualified’ Under the ADA,” Bender’s Labor and Employment Bulletin (March 2016)
  • “EEOC Proposes Amending GINA Regs for Wellness Plans,” Bender’s Labor & Employment Bulletin (January 2016)
  • “Ninth Circuit Clarifies Standard for ADA Misconduct Cases,” Bender’s Labor & Employment Bulletin (October 2015)
  • “EEOC Issues Proposed Rule on Wellness Programs,” Bender’s Labor & Employment Bulletin (July 2015)
  • “Sixth Circuit Nixes Disabled Employee’s Telework Request,” Bender’s Labor & Employment Bulletin (June 2015)
  • “Ebola and the Americans with Disabilities Act,” Bender’s Labor & Employment Bulletin (January 2015)
  • “EEOC Announces Groundbreaking Rule for Pregnancy Accommodation,” Bender’s Labor & Employment Bulletin (October 2014)
  • “Sixth Circuit Gives Boost to Telecommuting as ADA Accommodation,” Bender’s Labor & Employment Bulletin (July 2014)
  • “Sixth Circuit Revives Firefighter’s ADA Claim,” Bender’s Labor & Employment Bulletin (May 2014)
  • “ADA May Cover Short-Term Impairments,” Bender’s Labor & Employment Bulletin (March 2014)
  • “OFCCP Mandates Numerical ‘Goal’ for Federal Contractors to Employ Disabled Employees,” Bender’s Labor & Employment Bulletin (November 2013)
  • “Massachusetts Takes the Lead in Holding that Disability Discrimination Includes Associational Bias,” Bender’s Labor & Employment Bulletin (October 2013)
  • “Supreme Court Lets Stand Seventh Circuit Ruling on Reassignment as a Reasonable Accommodation,” Bender’s Labor & Employment Bulletin (July 2013)
  • “Second Circuit Rules ADA Title II Not Applicable to Employment,” Bender’s Labor & Employment Bulletin (June 2013)
  • “Punctuality Not Always an ADA Essential Job Function,” Bender’s Labor & Employment Bulletin (May 2013)
  • “Working Rotating Shifts May Be an Essential Job Requirement,” Bender’s Labor & Employment Bulletin (Nov. 2012)
  • “Transfer for Medical Treatment May Be ADA Reasonable Accommodation,” Bender’s Labor & Employment Bulletin (Nov. 2012)
  • Sixth Circuit Adds “But-For” Causation Standards for ADA Claims,” Bender’s Labor & Employment Bulletin (Sept. 2012)
  • “Does the ADA Require Transfer Preferences for Disabled Employees?,” Bender’s Labor & Employment Bulletin (May 2012)
  • “OFCCP Proposes Numerical Goals for Hiring Disabled,” Bender’s Labor & Employment Bulletin (February 2012)
  • “Courts Give Guidance on Applying ADAAA,” Bender’s Labor & Employment Bulletin (December 2011)
  • “EEOC Issues Final Regulation for ADAAA,” Bender’s Labor & Employment Bulletin (June 2011)
  • “Sixth Circuit Says City May Require Returning Employees to Disclose Medical Information,” Bender’s Labor & Employment Bulletin (May 2011)
  • “Americans with Disabilities Act: A View from the Trenches,” 2011 Speaker Series, LexisNexis, May 17, 2011
  • “Must Employers Reasonably Accommodate Medical Marijuana Use?,” Bender’s Labor & Employment Bulletin (July 2010)

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Lectures and Webinars:

  • “Navigating Return to Work and Fitness for Duty Certification Challenges Under the FMLA and ADA,” Strafford Publications (November 22, 2016)
  • “ADA Accessibility: Current Legal Risks and Practical Solutions for Ensuring that Disabled Applicants and Employees Have Adequate Opportunity to Participate in the Workplace,” Advanced Employment Issues Symposium, Las Vegas, NV (November 11, 2016)
  • “Labor and Employment Law Update: What In-House Counsel Need to Know and Understand,” 2016 American Public Power Association Legal & Regulatory Conference, Long Beach, CA (October 18, 2016)
  • “FMLA, ADA and Workers’ Comp Overlap: Overcoming New Compliance Challenges,” Business & Legal Resources (September 20, 2016)
  • “Selected Issues from the ADA and Reasonable Accommodation World” Webinar, International Municipal Lawyers Association (August 2016)
  • “ADA Employment Law and Litigation Update 2016,” District of Columbia Bar
  • “Final EEOC Rules on Wellness Programs: Strategies for a Structuring Compliant, Effective Plan Ahead of the Effective Date,” Business Legal Resources (June 24, 2016)
  • “2016 Federal Employment Law Outlook,” Business & Legal Resources (January 5, 2016)
  • “ADA/FMLA Audit Toolbox: Solutions to Leave Administration and Accommodation Challenges.” Advanced Employment Issues Symposium, Las Vegas (November 2015)
  • “Disabled or Not? How to Evaluate if an Employee is Qualified Under the ADA,” Advanced Employment Issues Symposium, Las Vegas (November 2015)
  • “ADA Accommodation Litigation: Employee Requests for Telecommuting, Reassignment, Predictable Shifts and More” Strafford Live Webinars (November 2015)
  • “HR’s Roadmap for Workplace Depression: Legal Strategies for Improving Employee Mental Health,” Business & Legal Resources (October 7, 2015)
  • “New Cutting Edge Labor & Employment Law Issues In-House Counsel Need to Know and Understand,” American Public Power Association Legal Seminar, Key West, FL (October 2015)
  • Overcome Compliance and Employee Leave Challenges, FMLA Master Class for Virginia Employers, BLR, September 2015
  • Reasonable Accommodation Revisited and Updated”, International Municipal Lawyers Association, August 2015
  • The ADA at 25”, lextalk, Lexis Nexis, July 2015
  • “Selected Issues from the ADA and Reasonable Accommodation World,” International Municipal Lawyers Association (June 15, 2016)
  • ADA Law & Litigation Update, D.C. Bar, June 8, 2015
  • Employment Law Outlook for 2015 and Beyond, BLR (Business and Legal Resources), January 6, 2015
  • ADA Accommodation: The New Frontier of ADA Law, POOL/PACT Human Resources, October 1, 2014
  • Telecommuting, ADA Accommodation, Performance, Discipline & More: Keys to Managing a Remote Workforce, BLR (Business and Legal Resources), August 28, 2014
  • Telecommuting Policies and Practices: How to Legally and Effectively Run Your Remote Workforce – from ADA Accommodation to Performance, Discipline, and More, BLR (Business and Legal Resources), August 14, 2014
  • Mental Illness Under the ADA and FMLA: Avoiding and Defending Claims – Determining Reasonable Accommodation and FMLA Leave; Leveraging Expert Witnesses, Motion and Trial Strategies, Strafford Publications, July 9, 2014 ADA Employment Law and Litigation Update 2014, D.C. Bar, June 16, 2014
  • How Does the ADA Affect Your Business: ADA Accessibility Requirements for Public Accommodations and Commercial Facilities, D.C. Bar, May 19, 2014
  • ADA Update: Is Your Building Compliant, Hampton University, April 7, 2014)
  • Obesity and the ADA, FMLA, and Wellness Programs, BLR (Business and Legal Resources), November 20, 2013
  • Obesity and the ADA, FMLA, and Wellness Programs, BLR (Business and Legal Resources), November 20, 2013
  • Telecommuting as an ADA Reasonable Accommodation, International Municipal Lawyers Association, October 16, 2013
  • ADA Law & Litigation Update 2013, D.C. Bar, June 17, 2013
  • Employees with Cancer: How to Manage ADA, FMLA, Privacy, and Police Issues, BLR (Business and Legal Resources), June 12, 2013
  • Accommodation in the Public Workplace, International Municipal Lawyers Association, April 14, 2013
  • Leave Law Compliance: How to Master FMLA, ADA, and Workers’ Comp Overlap, BLR (Business and Legal Resources), August 1, 2012
  • ADA Compliance Virtual Conference, BLR (Business and Legal Resources), January 19, 2012
  • Is Your Website ADA-Compliant?: How to Prepare for the Newest Enforcement Push, BLR (Business and Legal Resources), October 28, 2011

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Jonathan R. Mook

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Tel: 703-684-4333
Fax: 703-548-3181

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Areas of practice:
  • Appellate practice
  • Labor and employment law
  • Americans with Disabilities Act; Title VII Discrimination; Family and Medical Leave Act
  • Business torts
  • Litigation
Admissions:
  • 1977, District of Columbia
  • 1979, Virginia, U.S. Supreme Court
Education:
  • J.D., Yale University, 1977
  • B.A., Lawrence University, magna cum laude, 1973
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