Employment Law: Americans with Disabilities Act and the Oklahoma Anti-Discrimination Act

CZW successfully defended the Lincoln County Board of County Commissioners in Gough v. Lincoln County.  In Gough, a County employee brought suit under the Americans with Disabilities Act and the  Oklahoma Anti-Discrimination Act, claiming that the County did not accommodate his permanent weight lifting restriction.  The Plaintiff also alleged a violation of the Oklahoma Worker’s Compensation statute.  The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma entered summary judgment in favor of Defendant Lincoln County, ruling that the employee was unable to perform the essential functions of his position, with or without reasonable accommodation, and that the employee had failed to establish the elements of a workers’ compensation retaliation claim.  The Court dismissed Plaintiff’s lawsuit on all grounds.

By | 2017-08-02T14:36:13+00:00 January 4th, 2017|Disability Law, Employment law, Government, Litigation|0 Comments