Monocular Vision

Third Circuit Says Accommodation May Include Shift Change That Assists with Commute to Work

In an unusual case of first impression, the 3d U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has held that under certain circumstances, the ADA may obligate an employer to accommodate an employee’s disability-related difficulties in getting to work.  In that case, the Court reversed summary judgment in favor of an employer and held that changing a part-time employee’s schedule to day shift – because her monocular vision made it dangerous for her to drive at night – could be a reasonable accommodation under the ADA.  Colwell v. Rite Aid Corporation, 3d Circ., No. 08-4675, April 8, 2010. In April 2005, …Read more […..]

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