The Hill article A federal judge ruled Wednesday that a Wisconsin hospital is not legally required to offer allergy medicine to its employees, and the hospital’s CEO says it will appeal the ruling.
The ruling by U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb in U.N. District Court in Milwaukee came after a lawsuit filed by the American Hospital Association and two other plaintiffs seeking a preliminary injunction against the hospital.
Crabb said she could not determine whether the hospital was in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act because the hospital does not currently have an allergy service, which does not require a physical visit.
The suit said the hospital did not offer the allergy medicine and that it would not comply with the law if it did.
The hospital has refused to provide allergy medicine for employees.
Crabb also said the government failed to prove that the hospital violated the ADA because the law requires that employers provide employees with the essential health benefits.
The judge did not address whether the city or county should be required to provide any such benefits.