Entries by Steven Long

DGRead 21.09.15

Be Prepared…Litigation is Often the Ultimate Reality; First Disability Accommodation Lawsuit; Understanding The Gender Dysphoria Legal Background; Award for Nina Ginsberg

4 Takeaways As EEOC Eyes Telework In The COVID Era

By: Anne Cullen Law360 (September 9, 2021, 6:36 PM EDT) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s first disability accommodation lawsuit tied to the pandemic sheds light on how businesses can handle the ongoing surge in telework requests without violating anti-discrimination law, experts say. In the lawsuit, which was filed Tuesday, the workplace bias watchdog […]

Understanding The Gender Dysphoria Legal Battleground

By: Anne Cullen Law360 (July 12, 2021, 6:49 PM EDT) — Despite some major carveouts in the Americans with Disabilities Act surrounding transgender individuals, federal district courts are increasingly endorsing the claim that gender dysphoria merits protections under the federal anti-discrimination law. Medical research makes clear that the condition can be severely disabling, as the […]

DGRead 21.09.01

Preventing the Spread; Rocket Docket Update; Nina Ginsberg – Lawyer of the Year; COVID-19 Virus Long-Haulers Almost Certain to Find Protection from the ADA; DG/30 Milestone

ADA Protections All But Certain For Virus Long- Haulers

By: Jonathan R. Mook As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc across the U.S., especially with the prevalence of the delta variant, an increasing number of individuals still are suffering the long-term health effects of the virus even though they may have initially been infected months ago.[1] According to the Centers for Disease Control […]

Reassigning Disabled Employee to Another Job May Violate the ADA

By: Jonathan R. Mook If a disabled employee cannot be reasonably accommodated in his or her current job, the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) requires an employer to consider reassigning the employee to a vacant position that the employee is qualified to perform. Importantly, however, reassignment is not a preferred accommodation under the statute. As […]

DGRead 21.08.15

Reassigning Disabled Employee to Another Job May Violate the ADA; Rocket Docket Update; What If a Job Applicant Discloses a Disability?; DG/30 Milestone

DGRead 21.08.01

DiMuroGinsberg Persuades Virginia Supreme Court to Reverse ad Dismiss Almost $1Milliion Commercial Transaction Judgement; Rocket Docket Update; Are You Violating the ADA by Reassigning a Disabled Employee to a Vacant Position?; DG/30 Milestone

DiMuroGinsberg Persuades Virginia Supreme Court to Reverse and Dismiss Almost $1Million Commercial Transaction Judgment

GRAYSON et al v WESTWOOD BUILDINGS L.P., Virginia Supreme Court, June 24, 2021 By: Michael Lieberman In late June, the Virginia Supreme Court issued a blockbuster decision reversing a Fairfax County Circuit Court judge’s award of almost $1 million against two tenants of an office building and five other individuals for purported fraudulent conveyance, voluntary […]

DGRead 21.07.15

Medical Examinations for ADA Employees; Virginia’s New Overtime Law Has Real Teeth; Does COVID-19 Qualify Under the ADA? If so, When?; DG/30 Milestone