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.