EEOC files lawsuits in several states under the amended ADA

September 13, 2010

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed three disability discrimination cases charging employers in Georgia, Maryland and Michigan with violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The cases, all filed under the ADA Amendments Act, allege discrimination against individuals with diabetes, cancer and severe arthritis who fall under the protections of the Act.

Prior to the ADA Amendments Act, the courts had found that people with certain serious conditions, such as diabetes and cancer, were not covered under the ADA. The amended ADA clarified and broadened the definition of "disability."

Read the EEOC press release: EEOC Files Trio of New Cases under Amended Americans with Disabilities Act