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Recent Developments in Louisiana Regarding Employment Practices

A federal court in Louisiana ruled that a church school did not violate the Americans with Disabilities Act by not rehiring a teacher who had to temporarily quit her job because of pregnancy-related varicose veins.

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Key point. Employees who bring a disability discrimination claim against their employer must demonstrate that (1) they suffer from a disability; (2) they were otherwise qualified for the job in question; (3) they were subject to an adverse employment action; and (4) they were replaced by a non—disabled person or treated less favorably than non—disabled employees. If they prove all 4 elements, then the burden of proof shifts to the employer to establish a legitimate, non—discriminatory reason for its action. If it does so, then the plaintiff must prove that the employer's reason is a "pretext" for discrimination.

A federal court in Louisiana ruled that a church school did not violate the Americans with Disabilities Act by not rehiring a teacher who had to temporarily quit her job because of pregnancy—related varicose veins. A female teacher (the "plaintiff") ...

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  • March 2, 1998