eighth Circ. Soar-Begins Ex-Ford Employee’s Medical Go away Case

Law360 (Apr 19, 2021, 5:43 p.m. EDT) – The Eighth Circuit on Monday backed a lower court’s decision to dismiss a former Ford Motor Co. assembly line employee’s claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act, but enlivened its Allegations that the company refused, he took leave and then fired him for asking.

A three-judge panel gave Missouri worker Malik Weatherly, who suffers from asthma and a spinal disease known as scoliosis, a second chance on his Family and Sick Leave Act and state rights. Ford had argued that the entire suit had to be relocated because Weatherly’s allegations were filed too late or not mentioned when he contacted …

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