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

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Description

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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Speakers

Barry Taylor Director of Legal Services, Equip for Equality

Rachel Weisberg Staff Attorney, Equip for Equality