Jones v. Nationwide Life Ins. Co., No. 12-1414 (1st Cir. 2012)Annotate this Case
After Mark Jones repeatedly failed to pass an examination to receive a license required by his employer of all persons in that position, by a date of which he had many months' notice, he requested for the first time that the date be extended due to his medical condition. When his employer declined, and Jones declined to pursue an open alternate position at lesser pay, his employment ended. He then sued under both federal and state disability laws. The district court entered summary judgment for the employer. The First Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed, bypassing the question of whether Jones met the definition of "disability" and holding that the reasonable accommodation provisions of both statutes did not save his case.