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Ammons v. Chicago Board of Education

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Employers Asserting “Essential Job Function” Defense Need a Clear Job Description.

Jackson Lewis P.C. • November 25, 2018
Just a few months ago, we wrote about a case where a federal district court denied summary judgment to an employer who had asserted that attendance at work was an essential job function. The Court held that although regular attendance at work was set out in the job description, that was not enough to obtain summary judgment. In a slight twist, today we discuss a case in which the court focused on the adequacy of the job description itself and found it lacking. For that reason and others, it denied the employer’s motion for summary judgment.