• Am I Disabled If My Boss Really Annoys Me?
  • May 1, 2019
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  • As with most questions arising under the ADA, the answer is a firm "it depends on the facts." Under the facts of a Sixth Circuit case decided on March 20th, the answer was "no."

    In this case the Plaintiff, Ms. Tinsley, worked as a Business Analyst for Caterpillar Financial. She thought that the stress of her job was causing her to suffer health issues. She initially requested, in writing, that she be removed from specific projects, stating that her "many [work] responsibilities ... [were] causing [her] to be stressed beyond what [she was] physically able to handle," which "negatively impact[ed her] work, sleep, and overall health." Her supervisor met with her and said that he would look into her request. A week later Tinsley submitted a doctor's note requesting four days off for a "confidential medical condition." To read the full article, click here.