For ADA protection, must an employee request accommodation?
Abstract: The question before the Second Circuit was whether an employer’s failure to accommodate an employee’s disability violated the Americans with Disabilities Act, even though he hadn’t asked for a specific accommodation. The court held that employers have a duty to reasonably accommodate an employee’s disability when the disability is obvious — that is, when employers knew or reasonably should have known that an employee was disabled. Brady v. Wal-Mart Stores, 531 F.3d 127 (2d Cir. 2008)