"Focus on Human Resources" piece by two Pierce Atwood attorneys concerning a cas
"Focus on Human Resources" piece by two Pierce Atwood attorneys concerning a case before the Maine Supreme Judicial Court on the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Maine Human Rights Act (MHRA). The former defines a disability as a substantial impairment that limits performance of at least one major life activity; the latter includes in its disability definition any "infirmity," "disfigurement," or "malformation." Stanley Whitney, a manager at the North Windham Wal-Mart, was not allowed to reduce his hours to accommodate an asymptomatic heart condition. He wants the court to revisit a rule adopted by the Maine Human Rights Commission that interprets the MHRA to be consistent with the ADA. Ten business organizations, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, have filed a friend of the court brief supporting Wal-Mart's position.
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Erwin, Jim and Rand, Katy, ""Focus on Human Resources" piece by two Pierce Atwood attorneys concerning a cas" (2005). Maine News Index – MaineBiz. 3352.
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