April 9, 2024

On April 9, 2024, the United States filed a complaint against West Memphis School District for violating Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The lawsuit alleges that WMSD denied the request of a school science curriculum specialist with a disability temporary telework as a reasonable accommodation to avoid damage to her health. WMSD denied the request without discussing it, or possible alternative accommodations, with the employee. As a result of WMSD’s denial, the employee was forced to resign. The United States seeks a court order directing WMSD to modify its policies, practices, and procedures to comply with the employment provisions of the ADA, train staff on the requirements of the ADA, and award relief to make the former employee whole. To read more, please read our press release.

For more information on the ADA, please visit ADA.gov or call the toll-free ADA Information Line at 800-514-0301 (TTY 833-610-1264).

Article Credit: U.S. Department of Justice

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