The Connecticut Supreme Court recently expanded the rights of disabled workers in Connecticut. In Curry v. Allan S. Goodman, Inc., our high court interpreted the Connecticut Fair Employment Practices Act (CFEPA) to include the same reasonable accommodation obligation as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). It also requires employers to engage in a good faith discussion about their disability and whether or not a reasonable accommodation is possible. Finally, it holds that an blanket employer policy which forecloses an individualized inquiry into the needs of each disabled worker is illegal.
For thought provoking articles about this case from the employers’ perspective, visit Attorney Daniel Schwartz’ blog, www.ctemploymentlawblog.com