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Employment – Disability – Hostile work environment

A summary judgment for a defendant employer on a plaintiff’s disability-based hostile work environment claim must be affirmed absent evidence that the plaintiff’s back and neck pain substantially limits any major life activities.

McDonough v. Donahoe (Lawyers Weekly No. 01-067-12) (16 pages) (Thompson, J.) (1st Circuit) Appealed from a decision by Sorokin, J., in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts. Mitchell J. Notis for the plaintiff-appellant; Christine J. Wichers, with whom Carmen M. Ortiz was on brief, for the defendant-appellee (Docket No. 11-1477) (March 14, 2012).

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