ADA Update: Emerging Case Law Shows Recent Amendments “Lower Bar” for Plaintiffs Trying to Prove Disability Discrimination

IN THE PRESS · September 15, 2011

Prince Lobel partners Laurie F. Rubin and Daniel S. Tarlow have co-authored an article published in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly.

In their article, Dan and Laurie discuss the recent amendments to the Americans with Disabilities Act, focusing on the "dramatic changes" to the ADA’s "regarded as" prong. It is now possible to establish disability status by showing that an employer regarded the individual as having a mental or physical impairment, even if that person has no such impairment.

Please click the link below to read the complete article, which details the amendments, their implications, and their effects on disability discrimination claims.

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