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Bagwell v. Morgan County Commission, No. 15-15274 (11th Cir., January 18, 2017)

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Who decides whether a job function is “essential” for purposes of the ADA?

Fisher Phillips • January 23, 2017
In a recent unpublished opinion, the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a carefully considered and well-structured instruction for those who want to further understand the concept of “essential functions” of a position in cases under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Bagwell v. Morgan County Commission, No. 15-15274 (11th Cir., January 18, 2017). There, the Court made it clear that an employer sets the essential functions of a position, based on business needs.