Washington, D.C.: ADA Accommodations May Be Required to Alleviate Pain While Working


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August 1, 2018


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In Hill v. Associates for Renewal in Education, Inc., the D.C. Circuit Court stated that although an ADA accommodation may not be necessary for an employee to perform his job, it may be required to alleviate an employee’s pain while working. There, a teacher with a leg prosthesis and leg injury requested an accommodation for pain that occurs when walking up stairs to his classroom and standing for long periods. Initially, the request was accommodated, but later the employer withdrew the accommodations. The teacher subsequently filed a claim alleging disability discrimination and a hostile working environment based on the denial for an accommodation.