My colleague, Jarad Lucan, returns today with a post discussing a new Connecticut Supreme Court case that has expanded the state’s anti-discrimination laws when it comes to disability claims. 

When Congress enacted the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), it recognized that fears, misperceptions, and stereotypes about disabled individuals are so pervasive that employment discrimination reaches

While I’m out at the ABA House of Delegates meeting (and will provide an update on that later on), the Connecticut Appellate Court today ruled that Connecticut’s anti-discrimination laws do not cover a “perceived disability” claim.

What does that mean? Under federal law, an employer who regards an employee as having a disability is prohibited

The news late Thursday afternoon came without warning from friends, a co-worker, and of course, Twitter.  There was another death of a popular star.  Suddenly. Tragically. 

Jeff Goldblum was dead.Courtesy Wikipedia Commons - Hal Hartley Photos

Except he wasn’t.

And yet, in the span of a day — when the world lost Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson — a rumor

The "reasonable accommodation" requirements under the ADA continue to be a source of questions and confusion for employers.

However, on the topic of whose responsibility it is to raise the issue of a reasonable accommodation, the law has been fairly clear in the Second Circuit (which covers Connecticut, New York and Vermont) that it