Telios Law

Theresa Sidebotham

Theresa Sidebotham

Website URL: http://www.telioslaw.com/curriculum-vitae

Requiring an employee to undergo psychological counseling may violate Americans with Disabilities Act. The Sixth Circuit just issued another opinion. It was not too happy with Kroll’s employer. How can you demonstrate that counseling is “job-related and consistent with business necessity”?

Now that the Sixth Circuit has said that requiring a worker to get psychological counseling is equivalent to requiring a medical examination under the ADA, the question is when requiring such an examination is permissible anyway.

EmployeeA helpful recent white paper from Intermedia, based on research, discusses corporate data and how to manage it, particularly when employees leave the organization. Here are four important points from the paper to consider.

behavior at schoolChildren with behavioral, emotional, and mental disabilities sometimes behave badly and can even be violent. If this happens at school, are the parents responsible? Recently, a teacher injured by a child filed a lawsuit  against parents, alleging that Parents were responsible.

considering special educationLast year, Telios Law represented Parents in a due process dispute that went all the way to a hearing (which is unusual). The decision was good news for the Parents. Here are five helpful insights for parents on how to handle special education disputes with a school district.

alleged offenders strike backIn the sexual assault or child sexual abuse arena, the alleged victim typically sues organization for claims such as negligent supervision. Recently, we have seen more lawsuits by the alleged offenders. These lawsuits give some helpful principles for organizations to follow, and perhaps needed warnings.

Theresa SidebothamHiring an attorney to help with special education or Section 504 issues will be a significant financial investment. What should you look for? Here is a list of six things to consider from an education law attorney who practices in Colorado.

tough appealI started my legal career with several years clerking at the Colorado Court of Appeals, and appellate law is one of my practice areas. I usually work as co-counsel with trial attorneys who feel less comfortable with appellate briefs. Recently, the Colorado Court of Appeals issued a 3-0 opinion in my client’s favor. This got me thinking about principles for practicing appellate law and winning as often as reasonably possible.

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