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Should a campus security guard be able to do his job without using a cane? This college thought so – and wound up in court.
The guard had been working at Suffolk County Community College for more than 20 years when a car ran over his foot.
Four years later, he asked to use a cane at work to take some pressure off his injured foot. When the request was denied, he sued under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The court denied the college’s motion to throw out the case. There was enough evidence for a jury to find a cane would help the guard do his job, and the request to use a cane was “a plausible accommodation” whose costs were negligible, it said.
Campus security guards were only the “eyes and ears” of police and weren’t required to conduct foot chases, the court pointed out.
Cite: Schroeder v. Suffolk County Community College.
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