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New Jersey Appellate Division Clarifies When Employers Can Require Employee Psych Examinations

The circumstances under which a company or organization may require an employee to undergo a medical examination can be confusing for employers, and for good reason: The “rules” are cobbled together from a variety of sources and are from the model of clarity. The Appellate Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey recently attempted to synthesize and clarify these rules in the case of In re Williams, a decision whose importance will likely increase as disability and reasonable accommodation issues continue to be fertile ground for plaintiffs’ attorneys. 2016 N.J. Super. LEXIS 15 (App.Div. Jan. 25, 2016)

NJ Law against Discrimination Claim Fails Where Plaintiff Was Not “Otherwise Qualified” to Perform the Essential Functions of Her Job.

A federal district court in New Jersey recently granted summary judgment on a plaintiff’s disability claim brought under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD), where the plaintiff’s physician stated “not only could [she] not work at her job … she couldn’t be with people.
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