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From the December 5, 2019, Issue:

Mistaken Application of Company Policy Triggers Disability Discrimination Liability
In a recent California appellate court decision, the court held that even a legitimate company policy, if mistakenly applied, may trigger disability discrimination liability under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act.

ADA Claim for Obesity Fails When Nondiscriminatory Reasons for Termination Exist
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals made another obesity- and disability-related clarification when it determined that because an employer had a nondiscriminatory justification for termination, the employee’s obesity discrimination claims were irrelevant.

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