ADAAAAmericans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008
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31, 2014) (explaining that the combination of the PDA and the ADAAA mean[s] that employers must provide reasonable accommodations for many pregnant workers who need them" because, under the acts, "[a]n employer must make a reasonable accommodation for a pregnant worker with a pregnancy-related impairment that rises to the level of a disability ...
"The focus is more on the ADAAA. I don't think you can blame the American Psychiatric Association for any spike in claims of disability."
Failure to effectively manage the increase in the number of employees covered by the ADAAA. There is now little doubt that the expanded definition of disability under the ADAAA has significantly increased the number of employees who are entitled to accommodations.
This approach of restoring rights the Court had taken away continued through the passage of the ADAAA, and several of the lawyers contributed to the negotiations behind the Act.
When ADAAA went into effect January 1,2009, Congress directed EEOC to revise its regulations to conform to changes made by ADAAA, which overturned several Supreme Court decisions Congress believed had interpreted the definition of "disability" too narrowly.
As a result of the ADAAA, employers are more willing to work with employees to make accommodations that enable them to perform the essential job functions.
According to these federal laws, any condition that substantially limits a life activity is a disability (ADAAA, 2008; Rehabilitation Act of 1973).
The ADAAA dramatically expanded the definition of disability, and, as I discuss in other work, (11) courts have (for the most part) followed Congress' mandate for an expanded protected class.
In 2008, the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) made a number of significant changes to the definition of "disability."
(25) The antidote came in the passage of Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act ("ADAAA") in 2008.
Under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) (10) (collectively, the "ADA"), age-based screening is prohibited discrimination because it constitutes an inquiry and examination without cause and violates the requirements of the "business necessity" exception.