Employer prevails in federal lawsuit for disability discrimination and retaliation

County government employee had alleged allergies were not accommodated

In federal court, Isaac Wiles successfully defended a county department of job and family services against an employee who sued alleging that her allergies had not been accommodated. The employee claimed that as a result of her allergies, she could not work in her newly assigned workspace or perform several of her prior duties. The employee also alleged retaliation when taking leave due to her allergies. The court determined that the employer properly accommodated the employee’s allergies and otherwise had legitimate reasons for all of the actions it took, issuing judgment in favor of the employer.