I periodically write about outrageous employment law claims. Last year, for example, I wrote about a New York sludge boat captain who claimed his "shy bladder syndrome" justified his refusal to take a drug test. Now the EEOC has issued an informal opinion letter on the analysis to be used in determining if claims of "shy bladder syndrome" qualify for ADA protection. Is my sense of outrage overblown? Am I being insensitive to the bashful bladdered? And do I even want to know what a sludge boat is?
Update: October 24, 2011: I’ve been inundated with phone calls and e-mails from those objecting to my dismissive tone. I’ll gladly post any comments that address the issue seriously and avoid comparing me to a part of the excretory system.