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    spaces, the guy might have a case, but I don't see how he will establish damages unless they are statutory.

    The woman probably cannot shed the pounds and needs the scooter to do her job, but since this is almost certainly a pre-employment condition, I'd think that the burden of providing the scooter would be on here.

    That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

    by enhydra lutris on Sun Sep 08, 2013 at 04:10:09 PM PDT

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    •  It's Fairly Easy Balancing (2+ / 0-)
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      How are you certain it is a pre-employment condition?  Even if she was obese before she may have developed a disability related to it since working there. We don't know how long she has worked there either.

      That said, so what? Given the original poster didn't make the argument that walking in non-scooter accessible areas is a critical part of the job, why does anyone care as long as a physician certifies it?

      •  My assumption was based on the fact that, (1+ / 0-)
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        statistically, people don't generally balloon up over night. As to the rest:

        Employers need to make a reasonable accomodation for persons with a disability. Letting somebody use a scooter is reasonable, spending a ton f bread to buy them one, arguably less so, especially if it is a pre-employment disability.

        That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

        by enhydra lutris on Sun Sep 08, 2013 at 05:06:58 PM PDT

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