Disability Discrimination (ADA)

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) announced the filing of three new disability discrimination cases in a recent press release.  These cases, which were filed under the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (“ADAAA”), allege discrimination against qualified individuals with diabetes, cancer, and severe arthritis.

You should recall that the ADA was amended by

The Department of Labor recently debuted its Disability Nondiscrimination Law Advisor, an online tool intended to help employers determine which federal disability nondiscrimination laws apply to their organization, and their responsibilities under each law.  Employers answer a series of questions about their business, then the Advisor generates a list of applicable disability nondiscrimination laws.