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DeWitt v. Southwestern Bell Telephone Company, No. 14-3192, (10th Cir. January 18, 2017)

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ADA and FMLA Claims Fail for Call Center Employee Who Dropped Calls

Ogletree Deakins • March 08, 2017
In a published opinion, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) do not require employers to excuse an employee’s misconduct even though the conduct was related to the employee’s disability. As a result, the Tenth Circuit affirmed summary judgment in the employer’s favor on the employee’s disability discrimination claim and FMLA retaliation claim. DeWitt v. Southwestern Bell Telephone Company, No. 14-3192, Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals (January 18, 2017).