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RSI Not Necessarily an ADA Disability


SAN FRANCISCO - A repetitive stress injury does not necessarily qualify as a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled.

A newspaper reporter with RSI received workers' compensation benefits for several years, and her employer modified her duties and workstation to accommodate her injury, according to the newsletter Business Insurance. Eventually she left the newspaper. The woman filed an action under the ADA claiming the paper had not done enough to reasonably accommodate her disability. But the court ruled that she failed to prove that she was substantially limited in her ability to work at other jobs such as teaching or manual labor.

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