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You can make disabled comply with dress, behavior standards

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Good news when it comes to disciplining disabled employees for breaking behavioral or dress code rules: You can and should hold the disabled to those rules, along with everyone else.

Recent case:
Anthony Falso was terminated from his job as a software company sales representative after several female employees complained that he left his belt unbuckled and his pants unzipped. He also allegedly stared at women in the office.

Falso said he had obsessive-compulsive disorder and couldn’t help himself. He also said his medications made him stare “into space” and caused weight gain so he couldn’t zip up.

He sued under the ADA. The court tossed out the case, concluding that employers have the right to enforce reasonable dress and behavior codes regardless of disabilities. (Falso v. Sutherland Global, No. 06-CV-6494, WD NY, 2009)

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