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Jury Must Decide if Nurse Pushed Beyond 12-Hour Shift Limit

Dec. 3, 2019, 7:46 PM

A Michigan skilled nursing and rehabilitation center may have violated federal disability bias law by not honoring medical restrictions for a nurse whose bad back allegedly prevented her from working more than 12 consecutive hours, the Sixth Circuit ruled Dec. 3.

A lower court looked through “the wrong lens and relied on outdated authority” when it dismissed Rita Morrissey’s claims against Laurel Health Care Co., Judge Bernice Bouie Donald said. Morrissey didn’t have to show she advised Laurel of her specific medical diagnoses or provide medical evidence to prove she was “disabled” under the Americans with Disabilities Act, the judge...

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