6/17/2009

While the law requires businesses to make "reasonable accommodations" for disabled employees, an Ohio court ruled that doesn't mean companies need to tolerate workers who can't perform essential job functions. The court reviewed the case of a Cleveland hospital security guard who was fired for sleeping on the job. The guard maintained that a nap was a "reasonable accommodation" because his heart medication made him sleepy. The court found the guard could not perform his job functions if he needed extended periods of sleep while on duty.

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