ADAAA (Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act)
Obesity = Impairment?
Posted on February 24, 2016
Posted in ADAAA (Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Discrimination Lawthe situation You are hiring for a position that has some significant safety concerns. You offer the job to an applicant, contingent upon a successful medical screening. The screening ends up showing that the applicant is morbidly obese and you are concerned about the risks that could be associated with his performing the functions of […] READ MORE
A Sufficiently Severe Temporary Impairment May Constitute a Disability
Posted on January 31, 2014
Posted in ADAAA (Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Discrimination LawThere is no question that the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (“ADAAA”) broadened the meaning of “disability and provide employees even greater protection under the ADA. However, there remain some areas of uncertainty with regard to this new, broader definition. One such question was how the permanence of an impairment (or lack thereof) would affect […] READ MORE