The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has reinstated discrimination claims that a former University of Pennsylvania police officer brought against the school for allegedly refusing to accommodate a skin condition he suffered that left him unable to shave.
A unanimous three-judge panel of the federal appeals court Aug. 9 reversed a ruling from the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania that tossed Joseph Lewis’ claims alleging constructive discharge, violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act and discrimination for failure to provide reasonable accommodations.
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