Harsh Treatment of Employee with Disabled Daughter Could be Associational Discrimination under the ADA

The right to be accommodated under the Americans with Disabilities Act only applies to employees’ own disabilities.  In other words, an employee doesn’t have the right to an accommodation related to the disability of his or her spouse or children. However, under the unfortunate category of [deep breath] “if-the-employer-acts-thoughtlessly-enough-the-court-will-find-a-way-to-rule-in-favor-of-the-mistreated-employee-and-create-new-case-law-that-will-generate-complexities-for-everyone-one-else,” the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of [...]