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Punt v. Kelly Services 862 F.3d 1040 (July 6, 2017)

Jul 6, 2017

The plaintiff–employee appealed the district court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of the defendants on her failure-to-accommodate claim under the American’s with Disabilities Act and her genetic information discrimination claim under the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act.  In evaluating the employee’s ADA claim, the Tenth Circuit held that a failure-to-accommodate claim does not required any evidence of discriminatory intent and, thus, is not properly characterized as a circumstantial evidence claim subject to the McDonnell Douglas burden-shifting framework or a direct evidence claim.