Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Editor: Mitchell H. Rubinstein
New York Law School

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

7th Circuit Affirms Large ADA Verdict and Punitive Damages


The 7th Circuit recently held that an employer is liable under the Americans with Disabilities Act for failure to accommodate a parts sales manager who asked to be excused from mopping store floors because it aggravated his back condition and properly was assessed $200,000 in punitive damages for “reckless indifference” to his rights. EEOC v. AutoZone Inc., ___F.3d____(7th Cir., No. 12-1017, 2/15/13).

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