Addressing Discrimination Against People with Disabilities in the Workplace


Law Center Helps Teaching Aide Return to Work

The Law Center succeeded in returning a teaching aide in the School District of Philadelphia to work. She had been terminated by the District for excessive days off. The District is revising its policies to make clear that employees with medical issues may be entitled under the Americans With Disabilities Act to additional days off as an accommodation for their disability. The settlement with the district also included compensation for part of the time the employee was out of work.