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Accommodating Disability

2024 Symposium: All About Accommodations
Employment Law |  Employment Discrimination Law
Jamie Franklin |  Katherine Macfarlane |  Kerri Stone
1 Hour 23 Minutes
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Mar 22, 2024
Product Type:
On Demand - Also available: On Demand  4
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This panel discusses recent trends in disability accommodation cases, why many workers choose to self-accommodate at work and the consequences of doing so, and the circuit split surrounding the requirement of an adverse employment action in ADA accommodation cases.


  • Jamie Franklin: Recent Trends in Disability Accommodation Cases
  • Kat Macfarlane: Self-Accommodation at Work
  • Kerri Stone: Untrue Burden


Jamie Franklin's Profile

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Assistant Clinical Professor of Law and Supervisor of the Civil Litigation Clinic

Chicago-Kent College of Law

Jamie Franklin joined the Chicago-Kent College of Law faculty in August 2020 as supervising attorney of the C-K Law Group’s Civil Litigation Clinic. Her practice areas include employment discrimination and retaliation, wage and hour law, qui tam (False Claims Act) litigation, class actions, and other complex litigation on behalf of plaintiffs. She also teaches employment-related classes at the Law School. More information about her clinic’s cases can be found at the Civil Litigation Clinic’s website.

From 2011 to 2020, Professor Franklin owned and operated the Franklin Law Firm in Chicago, where she litigated extensively in federal and state courts nationwide on behalf of plaintiffs in the areas of employment discrimination, class actions, wage and hour law, employee benefits, consumer law, qui tam (False Claims Act) and whistleblower litigation, oil and gas royalties, and historic preservation law. Her goal was to provide the highest level of legal representation to those who were historically outmaneuvered in the legal arena. She also successfully resolved many employment disputes in mediation and arbitration and handled numerous appeals.

Before starting her own firm, Professor Franklin was a partner and an associate at Meites, Mulder, Mollica & Glink, a plaintiff-side firm in Chicago that specialized in employment matters, class actions, and consumer law. There, she practiced in federal courts throughout the country, seeking to bring cases that served two goals: to help the employee or plaintiff in need and to have a broader impact on an area of the law affecting plaintiffs. Prior to that, she practiced consumer law at Edelman Combs Latturner & Goodwin. Professor Franklin’s interest in plaintiff’s law extended to law school, where she was awarded a Consumer Law Fellowship while attending the University of Chicago Law School that enabled her to represent consumers at the Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago.

Professor Franklin is a member of the Illinois State Bar and the federal Trial Bar, and she is admitted to numerous federal circuit and district courts. She is rated as AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell and was selected as an Illinois Super Lawyer each year from 2017 until she joined Chicago-Kent's faculty.

Katherine Macfarlane's Profile

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Professor & Director of Disability Law and Policy Program

Syracuse College of Law

Professor Katherine Macfarlane is a leading expert on civil rights litigation and disability law. She serves as Director of the Syracuse University College of Law’s Disability Law and Policy Program. Her scholarship has appeared in or will appear in the Fordham Law Review, North Carolina Law Review, Alabama Law Review, and the Yale Law Journal Forum, among others. Before entering academia, Professor Macfarlane was an Assistant Corporation Counsel in the New York City Law Department and an associate in Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan’s Los Angeles and New York offices. She also clerked for the District of Arizona and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Professor Macfarlane received her B.A., magna cum laude, from Northwestern University, and her J.D., cum laude, from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, where she was Chief Articles Editor of the Loyola Law Review. She is admitted to practice in California and New York. During the 2022-2023 academic year, Professor Macfarlane served as Special Counsel to the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights. There, she worked on the Department’s overhaul of the regulations implementing Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, focusing on the regulations’ higher education provisions.

Kerri Stone's Profile

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Professor of Law

Florida International University College of Law

Professor Kerri Lynn Stone is a Professor of Law at the Florida International University (FIU) College of Law, where she teaches and publishes in the fields of Employment Law and Employment Discrimination, among other subjects. She is a past Chair of the Association of American Law Schools’s Section on Women in Legal Education, and she has been named a “Top Scholar” twice by FIU. She also serves as a Fellow at the U.S. Academy on Workplace Bullying, Mobbing, and Abuse, and at the NYU Center for Labor and Employment Law. After receiving her B.A. in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University, magna cum laude, Professor Stone received her Juris Doctorate from NYU School of Law, where she was named a Robert McKay Scholar. Prior to teaching at FIU, She clerked for three federal judges, including two at the Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Newark, New Jersey, and practiced law with a large firm in Manhattan, before accepting a teaching fellowship at Temple University. Her published work focuses on examining anti-discrimination jurisprudence, including sexual harassment, stereotyping, and bullying.