Miller & Martin Attorneys Contribute to Labor & Employment [Connect]

March 04, 2017

Attorneys Mike Mallen, Brad Harvey and Megan Welton contributed to Labor & Employment [Connect], the Tennessee Bar Association's Labor & Employment Law section newsletter.

Mike Mallen's article "'Minus One' is Worse Than it Sounds When Someone is Injured or Killed on the Job" described his OSHA practice and the opportunity he recently had to pro-actively speak to an entire company about the impact a catastrophic workplace situation can have on everyone.

Brad Harvey and Megan Welton's article "You Can’t Always Get (All the Light Duty) You Want, But…" discussed The Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit's ruling that employee can’t always get what he or she wants under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), so long as the employee gets what he or she [reasonably] needs. It drew the line between reasonable and unreasonable requests for accommodations made by disabled employees under the ADA. According to the court, while an employee may want a permanent light-duty position, the ADA does not require employers to create such a position.