Employer Defenses Under the ADA

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


The ADA provides employers with a number of defenses when an employee files suit, including undue hardship, direct threat and that the employee is unable to meet the essential functions of the job. This session will review the various defenses employers can raise and analyze recent case decisions interpreting these defenses, along with relevant EEOC guidance and regulations.


Alan Goldstein, Senior Attorney, Equip for Equality (EFE), the Illinois Protection and Advocacy Agency

Barry Taylor, VP for Civil Rights and Systemic Litigation, Equip for Equality