Law Paper - Max Famiglietti EEX 3312 2/2/11 Law Paper The...

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Max Famiglietti EEX 3312 2/2/11 Law Paper The Supreme Court case of Toyota of Kentucky vs. Ella Williams deals specifically with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Williams had been working on the assembly line of the Kentucky Toyota plant for a few years when she began to have trouble operating the tools due to pain in her hands, arms, and wrists. She sought medical help and was diagnosed with carpel tunnel and tendinitis. This prevented her from doing her assigned task, so Toyota assigned her to different jobs so she could still work. Not long after however, she experienced pains due to job- related tasks and filed for workers compensation. She was rewarded the suit and got placed in a quality control job within the company. Eventually, in 1996 Toyota required her to perform some additional physical tasks that she was unable to do. Williams’ physician restricted her from this work, and Toyota fired her. This is where the case comes into play. Originally the court ruled that her inability to perform such job-related tasks was indeed a
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