The case: During a review, a retail worker told her boss that, among other ailments, she was in early menopause.
She never requested accommodation. She subsequently quit under pressure from and filed suit, saying she was protected by ADA.
She cited a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that said an HIV-positive person is “disabled” because her ability to reproduce is impaired. But the court denied the woman’s claim, saying her menopause did not limit her ability to work. (McGraw v. Sears, No. 97-CV-01334, 1998)