ADA Amendments Will Expand Employee Protections

Law360, New York (September 4, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- With strong bipartisan support, the United States Congress appears ready to enact new legislation this month amending the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”).

It is intended that the amendments will “restore protection for the broad range of individuals with disabilities as originally envisioned by Congress”.

Notably, these amendments to the ADA expressly reject certain Supreme Court rulings that narrowed the definition of disability, eliminating protection for many individuals “in ways not expected or intended by Congress.”

Known as the “ADA Amendments Act of 2008” (“ADAAA”), the...
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