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
EEOC Steps Up Enforcement of ADA Amendments Act of 2008
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…