Simko v. United States Steel Corp

In Simko v. United States Steel Corp, an employment discrimination case, Plaintiff asserted a claim of retaliation against his former employer under the Americans with Disabilities Act, 42 U.S.C. § 12101 et seq. In 2013, Plaintiff signed an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charge alleging only discrimination based on disability in violation of the ADA … Read more

Gibbs v. City of Pittsburgh

In Gibbs v. City of Pittsburgh, the Third Circuit reviewed the District Court’s order dismissing the plaintiff’s complaint. He alleged that the city of Pittsburgh violated the Americans With Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act when it did not hire him as a police officer. In order to secure employment with the city’s police department, … Read more

Eshleman v. Patrick Industries

The 3rd Circuit reversed the District Court’s order, which granted the defendant’s 12(b)(6) motion. The plaintiff alleged he was fired in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act and further alleged that he was “regarded as” having a disability. The defendant responded that the disability was transitory and minor. The 3rd Circuit held that, though … Read more