6th Circ. Loosens Causation Standard For ADA Suits

Law360, New York (May 25, 2012, 8:22 PM EDT) -- The Sixth Circuit on Friday joined the nation's other appeals courts in determining that the Americans with Disabilities Act does not require a worker suing for discrimination to demonstrate she was fired solely for her disability, reversing a trial court's ruling to the contrary.

In a 9-7 decision, the Sixth Circuit overturned a Tennessee federal court's 2009 ruling against a woman who alleged she was fired due to a medical condition, holding that the ADA does not mandate the stringent causation standard advocated by the woman's...
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