• Washington State Supreme Court Decides that Working Overtime and Traveling May Constitute Essential Job Functions
  • October 14, 2003 | Author: Rashelle C. Tanner
  • Law Firm: Williams, Kastner & Gibbs PLLC - Seattle Office
  • The Washington Law Against Discrimination (WLAD) prohibits an employer from discriminating against any employee "because of the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability. RCW 49.60.180. To establish a prima facie case of failure to reasonably accommodate a disability the employee must show that the employee: (1) has a sensory, mental or physical abnormality that substantially limits his or her ability to perform the job; (2) is qualified to perform the essential functions of the job in question and (3) has provided the employer with notice of the abnormality and its accompanying substantial limitations.