Cuiellette v. City of Los Angeles (Case No. B224303, Court of Appeals of California, Second District, Apr. 22, 2011) is a reminder to employers that simply because an employee (in this case, a police officer) has been rated as 100% totally and permanently disabled–for workers’ compensation purposes–the employer is not relieved of its duties

In addition to protecting qualified applicants and employees with disabilities from employment discrimination, one ADA provision – the "Association" provision (42 U.S.C. § 12112(b)(4))– protects applicants and employees from discrimination based on their relationship or association with an individual with a disability, whether or not the applicant or employee has a disability.

Protection Against Adverse

A large number of EEO investigations I have done have involved some aspect of disability or a medical leave of absence claims—even if "Disability Discrimination" is not the main claim being made by the employee complainant.  EEO investigations are oftentimes complex with many different legal issues, and “disability” may be just one of many allegations.