4 Takeaways From EEOC’s Recent Focus On ADA Lawsuits

Law360, New York (November 17, 2017, 11:23 AM EST) -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently ended its fiscal year for 2017 and, as usual, employers and employment law practitioners can glean valuable insights from the commission’s litigation activities. This year, these activities indicate that the EEOC continues to emphasize vigorous enforcement of the Americans with Disabilities Act as a top priority.

The ADA continues to be a high priority for the EEOC, as individuals increasingly pursue such claims before the agency.

According to public comments by Acting Chair Victoria Lipnic, the EEOC filed 184 merits lawsuits during FY 2017 (which spanned from Oct. 1, 2016, through Sept. 30, 2017)....

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