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Hennagir v. Utah Dep't of Corr., No. 08-4087

In an Americans with Disabilities Act action based on plaintiff's inability to complete a physical safety training program adopted by her employer, summary judgment for defendants is affirmed where a job function that is rarely required in the normal course of an employee's duties may nonetheless be an essential job function under the ADA when the potential consequences of employing an individual who is unable to perform the function are sufficiently severe.

Read Hennagir v. Utah Dep't of Corr., No. 08-4087

Appellate Information

Filed September 10, 2009


Opinion by Judge Lucero


For Appellant:

Russell T. Monahan, Cook & Associates, P.C., Salt Lake City, UT

For Appellees:

J. Clifford Peterson, Assistant Utah Attorney General, Salt Lake City, UT