Fifth Circuit Upheld ADA Suit Based on Benefits, Privileges of Employment

A little-known section of the American with Disabilities Act requires employers to not only allow accommodations related to a disabled employee’s job function but also to provide adjustments to allow them “equal benefits and privileges of employment” as employees without disabilities. One employer discovered this meant providing printed handouts in a large font or in advance of on-site meetings. While the employer offered multiple accommodations related to the sight-impaired employee’s job function, their refusal to provide the requested meeting materials landed them in hot water with an ADA suit. Find the details here: