8th Circuit: Showing up is a big part of any job

Recently, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit (whose rulings apply to all Arkansas employers) considered the importance of attendance as an essential job function. The court found that without regular and reliable attendance, an employee wasn't qualified to perform her job at the time of her discharge and couldn't satisfy the minimum standard for pursuing a disability discrimination claim under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

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