Reasonable Accommodations for Diabetes management in the Workplace (PDF)
Brian Dimmick and Dania Douglas (March 2015)
This paper explores the types of accommodations that can benefit people with diabetes, with a particular focus on those needed for effective diabetes management on the job, and the legal standards governing when such accommodations must be provided under the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.
Click on the links below to find information, including opinions and pleadings, in the following cases which addressed issues of reasonable accommodation under federal law.
Boice v. Southeastern Pa. Transp. Authority
Plaintiff was denied a change to the day shift and a parking space close to his job site as accommodations for his diabetes; court rejected argument that he had failed to properly request these accommodations.
Davis v. Ozarks Electric Cooperative
Plaintiff was fired after requesting to be relieved of “on call” overtime work; court held that defendant failed to prove the overtime work was an essential job function.
Dybvik v. Potter
The EEOC found that the U.S. Postal Service failed to accommodate an employee’s need to take breaks to care for his diabetes.
Kaufman v. Western Sugar
Plaintiff worked a rotating shift and requested that he be transferred to a day shift position in order to better control his diabetes.
United States v. Mississippi Department of Public Safety
The Department of Justice settled a case involving an individual with insulin-treated diabetes who was denied accommodations by a police training program and later dismissed from the program.