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Hohn v. BNSF Railway Co., 8th Cir.

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8th Circuit upholds jury's decision that if employee is prohibited by his doctor from engaging in the essential functions of his job, no accommodation is necessary.

Ogletree Deakins • April 01, 2013
The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently held that jury was justified in finding that an employer is not required to engage in an onsite evaluation to interactively create a reasonable accommodation for a disabled employee, if a treating physician’s restrictions would prevent that individual from performing those essential functions at all. Hohn v. BNSF Railway Co., 8th Cir., No. 12-1041, February 28, 3013.