Employers Win With Jacobs Law Group
Defeating Baseless ADA Claims:
Jacobs Law Group is pleased to announce two important wins for employers. In the first, “Wilson v. Iron Tiger Logistics,” Jacobs Law Group won dismissal of a claim of wrongful termination by a disabled employee alleging violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This win is all the more impressive as it comes after the amendments liberalizing the definition of a disabled employee. Jacobs Law Group overcame this expanded definition and proved that the plaintiff was not considered disabled under the Act. Jacobs Law Group proved the claimant was not prevented from continuing his job despite having suffered frostbite and plaintiffs claims were summarily dismissed.
In the second case, “Proudfoot v. Arnold Logistics,” Jacobs Law Group again won a motion for summary judgment against an ADA claim by an employee claiming to have been wrongfully discharged as he had a learning disability. Jacobs Law Group proved that employers continue to have the right to terminate employees; even employees with disabilities, so long as the termination is not based on the disability. Proudfoot was terminated for making repeated threats of bodily harm to co-workers, and his termination was upheld even though he claimed ADA protection due to his learning disability.
Jacobs Law Group in the Community:
Harold Wexler Memorial Scholarship:
Jacobs Law Group is proud to support the Harold Wexler Memorial Scholarship. All proceeds raised for this campaign will go to helping a low income, first-generation to college student in Philadelphia. In 2004 Harold Wexler was tragically killed in an armed robbery while opening the store he operated on Ogontz Avenue near 80th Street. With this being the tenth anniversary of that inauspicious day, the Wexler family is hoping to honor Harold’s memory by making the next decade of someone else’s life brighter.
Jacobs Law Group is also proud to support PHILADELPHIA READS which provides advocacy, literacy programming and educational resources to schools, after school programs and summer camps. Its goal is to ensure that all Philadelphia’s children are reading at or above grade level by the end of third grade. You can learn more about this important project here at PHILADELPHIA READS.