The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Jan. 8 that Toyota Motor Mfg. Corp. cannot be held accountable for failing to accommodate an assembly line worker with carpal tunnel syndrome. A female employee at Toyota’s Georgetown, KY, plant claimed the engine assembly line work she performed there beginning in 1990 left her arms, wrists and shoulders so severely injured that she was unable to do menial tasks such as brushing her hair. Toyota did put the employee on a less strenuous job – swabbing cars ...

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