Alan Goldstein

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


Alan is a Senior Attorney with Equip for Equality (EFE), the Illinois Protection and Advocacy Agency for people with disabilities, and maager of the Illinois ADA Project which is funded by the DBTAC: Great Lakes ADA Center which receives funding from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR). Mr. Goldstein has been practicing law for over twenty years and has specialized in the area of disability rights for more than fifteen years. Mr. Goldstein has provided Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) employment-related training to human resource professionals, businesses, judges, attorneys, service providers, people with disabilities, government agencies, and other organizations utilizing his experiences as an attorney to provide practical information his training. Mr. Goldstein collaborates with Chambers of Commerce, Business Leadership Networks, other SHRM members, and other professional organizations to understand and address employer's concerns regarding the ADA. The Illinois ADA Project provides ADA information to businesses, government agencies, other organizations, and individuals and can be contacted at or by calling (877) ADA-3601 (Voice) or (800) 610-2779 (TTY). Equip for Equality can be contacted at or by calling (800) 537-2632(Voice) or (800) 610-2779 (TTY).

Session History

09/19/2012 - Update on Emerging ADA Issues - Disability Harassment, Retaliation and Constructive Discharge
05/16/2012 - Confidentiality under the ADA and other laws
01/18/2012 - The ADA in the Healthcare Setting
09/21/2011 - The Litigation Landscape After the ADAAA
07/20/2011 - Drugs, Alcohol and Conduct Rules Under the ADA
05/18/2011 - Procedural Requirements/Barriers when Bringing Suit Under the ADA
03/16/2011 - Post Secondary and Professional Licensing/Testing Issues
01/19/2011 - Top 10 ADA Cases of 2010
11/10/2010 - Service Animals and the ADA
06/02/2010 - "Invisible Disabilities" and the ADA
02/03/2010 - Impact of the Supreme Court's ADA Decisions
12/02/2009 - Employer Defenses Under the ADA
09/22/2009 - Pretext Cases: Sound Business Decision or Discriminatory Action?
06/30/2009 - Legal Update on Title III Case law
04/28/2009 - Legal Update on Major Life Activities
03/03/2009 - Disparate Treatment vs. Disparate Impact
01/13/2009 - Interplay between the ADA and the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
09/23/2008 - Direct Threat/Safety in the Workplace
07/22/2008 - ADA Coverage Beyond Actual Disability: Regarded As, Record of and Association Disability
06/03/2008 - Qualified as related to Reasonable Accommodations such as Leave and Reassignment
04/22/2008 - Disability Harassment/Retaliation/Discipline
03/04/2008 - Medical Inquiries/Hiring/Confidentiality
01/22/2008 - Reasonable Accommodations for People with Psychiatric Disabilities