Genetic Mutation

Diagnosis of the BRCA1 mutation — a gene that substantially limits normal cell growth and increases the risk of breast cancer — could be considered a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Sixth Circuit ruled. The court revived disability discrimination claims against a day care brought by a former employee who was fired after having a double mastectomy. 

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Abusive Cops Keep Their Jobs Through Arbitration

An Oregon police officer lost his job and then returned to work after fatally shooting an unarmed black man in the back. A Florida sergeant was let go six times for using excessive force and stealing from suspects, while a Texas lieutenant was terminated five times after being accused of striking two women, making threatening calls and committing other infractions.

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