Qualified under the ADA: The New Legal Battleground After the ADA Amendments Act

Wednesday, May 21, 2014


Before the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), a significant number of ADA cases were dismissed because plaintiffs could not prove they had a disability. Five years after the ADAAA's implementation, fewer cases are being dismissed based on the definition of disability. As a result, the litigation landscape is shifting and the new legal battleground is whether plaintiffs are "qualified." This session will first review how qualified is defined in the ADA and interpreted by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and then focus on how qualified is being treated in the courts. Be sure to join us for this session so that you're on top of this critical legal issue.

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Session Materials

RTF   Qualified_under_the_ADA
PDF   Qualified_under_the_ADA(2 Slides Per Page)
PDF   Qualified_under_the_ADA(3 Slides Per Page)
RTF   Brief No 22 Qualified Under the ADA After ADAAA
PDF   Brief No 22 Qualified Under the ADA After ADAAA
   Webinar Recording
PDF   Qualified Webinar Q and A
RTF   Qualified Webinar Q and A


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

Rachel Weisberg, Managing Attorney, Equip for Equality