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Arizona Firms Canít Be Sued by Inmate Workers Denied ADA Rights

September 25, 2013
Source: Arizona Daily Star

In a unanimous decision, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals threw out a prisonerís claim that Eurofresh, which grows tomatoes near Willcox, failed to accommodate his disability as required by federal laws. Judge Milan Smith, writing for the court, said the actions of the company are irrelevant because the inmate is not their employee. Smith said, though, the prisoner does have the right to sue Arizona because, technically speaking, he worked for the state.

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