Posts by Nathan Whatley

Jury slaps AutoZone with $186M verdict for pregnancy bias

Earlier this summer, a California jury awarded nearly $186 million – $800,000 in compensatory damages and $185 million in punitive damages – to a former AutoZone store manager who filed suit against the auto parts retailer for pregnancy bias. While this blockbuster award is likely to be reduced significantly on appeal, the verdict illustrates that…

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Employee who quit during interactive process cannot pursue ADA claim

A federal appeals court recently decided against an employee who failed to satisfy her obligation to cooperate in the interactive process with her employer when searching for a reasonable accommodation for her disability. The case was filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on behalf of Pamela Manning, alleging that her former employer, Kohl’s…

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