Disability Discrimination (ADA)

The final regulations implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (“ADAAA”) are effective today, May 24, 2011.  As you probably know, the new regulations highlight the ADAAA’s broader definition of disability.  This means more individuals will be considered disabled, thus qualifying for protection under the ADA.  The focus now will likely be on the

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.