Court Weighs Illinois Bus Driver’s Obesity as a Disability Under the ADA

Feb 22, 2017

An obese Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) bus operator alleged he was discriminated against when the agency refused to allow him to return to work following medical leave. A federal court recently said “fat chance” to the CTA’s request for early dismissal of the driver’s Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) claim.

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Steve Brenneman HeadshotThis article was written by Steven L. Brenneman who is a partner at Fox Swibel Levin & Carroll LLP and an editor of the Illinois Employment Law Letter. He can be reached at sbrenneman@foxswibel.com.