6th Circuit rules that counseling recommendation violated the ADA


Littler attorney Peter Petesch provides commentary in this article about employers recommending psychological counseling or therapy to employees in light of the 6th Circuit ruling on Aug. 22 in Kroll v. White Lake Ambulance Authority (WLAA). The court did not take WLAA’s intent into account, which Petesch says can make life difficult for employers that may simply be trying to help their workers. “An employer needs to evaluate the risks in taking what seemed in this case to be the kinder, gentler route,” he says.

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