Do some of your employees work in hot conditions? If those workers have heart conditions, they may be entitled to air conditioning as a “reasonable accommodation” under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) …
Case In Point: Charles Gribben worked as a UPS driver in Phoenix where he transferred trucks to various locations. He had a heart condition and his cardiologist requested that he only drive in trucks with air conditioning because of the local heat and his medical condition.
Most of the trucks he worked in were air conditioned, but UPS couldn’t guarantee him that accommodation. So it terminated Gribben.
Gribben sued UPS under the ADA for disability discrimination and retaliation. The ADA requires employers to offer reasonable accommodations to qualified disabled employees. An employee meets that test if he or she is “substantially limited in a major life activity” but can still do the ess...(register to read more)