Commonwealth Court analyzes driver's disability claim under PHRA

Commonwealth Court analyzes driver's disability claim under PHRA
Carolyn Pellegrini
Pennsylvania Employment Law Letter

Carolyn Pellegrini, a member of the Firm’s Labor and Employment Practice, authored this article in the Pennsylvania Employment Law Letter. Carolyn discusses an opinion issued by the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court on February 2 that addresses the disability discrimination claims under the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act. Carolyn covers the facts of the case,  the court’s decision, essential functions, mitigation and the bottom line.

“While each situation is unique, the court’s decision in Lazer Spot reinforces the steps you should follow when an employee provides notice of a disability,” wrote Carolyn. “In particular, you should consider the specific life activity he claims his disability substantially limits, assess the essential functions of his job, and communicate with him to determine whether a reasonable accommodation would allow him to perform those essential functions.”

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