U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) v. West Meade Place LLP
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) v. West Meade Place LLP (U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit, February 8, 2021): The 6th Circuit ruled that a nursing home must face a suit brought by EEOC alleging that it unlawfully denied accommodation and fired a worker who suffers from anxiety. There was sufficient evidence for a jury to reasonably find that the worker’s disorder falls within the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)’s definition of “disability.” The court noted that a condition qualifies as a disability under the ADA if “the employer regards the employee as disabled.” Consequently, the so-called “regards provision” does not require a “showing about the severity of the impairment,” but only that the employer perceived one to exist. Read the decision here.