Quakes at Snakes

April 8, 2014

  • 78 Civil Rights
  • 78II Employment Practices
  • 78k1215 Discrimination by Reason of Handicap, Disability, or Illness
  • 78k1218 Who Is Disabled; What Is Disability
  • 78k1218(3) k. Particular Conditions, Limitations, and Impairments.

78 Civil RightsEmployee’s fear of snakes was not ADA-protected “disability,” since her condition did not substantially limit her in alleged major life activities of driving and working, as any limitation on driving, caused by attack of hysteria on seeing a snake, was merely temporary, and fear of snakes did not prevent employee from working in a broad class of jobs.

Anderson v. North Dakota State Hosp., 232 F.3d 634 (8th Cir. 2000)