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“Goldilocks” Work Environment Not Required Under the ADA


Employers don't need to accommodate with a job that's "just right".

Just over two decades ago, when the ADA was in its infancy and our author was a summer associate heading into his final year of law school, he attended a hearing in federal court where the judge was considering a motion to dismiss the ADA claims of a plaintiff-employee.  The plaintiff was claiming, among other things, that his employer had failed to reasonably accommodate him under the Act. Read this white paper to find out how the court ruled in this case and a recent case from 2016.



David T. Wiley

Jackson Lewis P.C.

  • Partner in the Birmingham office of Jackson Lewis LLP, a labor and employment law firm with offices in 45 locations nationwide
  • Focuses practice in training, advising and representing management in litigation, EEO, workers’ compensation and other employment matters
  • Regular contributing writer to Wage And Hour Laws: A State-By-State Survey and The Fair Labor Standards Act Cumulative Supplement, both published by the Labor and Employment Law Section of the American Bar Association; and Age Discrimination In Employment Law and Family And Medical Leave Law, both published by the Bureau of National Affairs
  • Annually recognized as an Alabama “Super Lawyer” in labor and employment law since 2009
  • Regular speaker at employment law and human resources seminars and conferences, including the annual conference of the Alabama State Bar Labor and Employment Law Section, and is the vice chairman of the Section Board and head of the Conference Planning Committee
  • Served for six distinguished years as an officer in the United States Navy Supply Corps
  • B.S. degree in business, cum laude, Wake Forest University; M.B.A. degree, with honors, University of Georgia; J.D degree, magna cum laude and Order of the Coif, University of Georgia

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