"Qualified" under the ADA: The New Legal Battleground After the ADA Amendments Act

Event Date/Time: 

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014
1:00 PM CDT - 2:30 PM CDT


Online Webinar


Before the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), a significant number of ADA cases were dismissed because plaintiffs could not prove they had a disability. Five years after the ADAAA's implementation, fewer cases are being dismissed based on the definition of disability. As a result, the litigation landscape is shifting and the new legal battleground is whether plaintiffs are "qualified." This session will first review how qualified is defined in the ADA and interpreted by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and then focus on how qualified is being treated in the courts. Be sure to join us for this session so that you're on top of this critical legal issue.  

Barry Taylor
Vice President of Civil Rights and Systemic Litigation  

Rachel M. Weisberg
Staff Attorney, Equip For Equality  

Continuing Education Recognition:    

  • University of Illinois Continuing Education Units (.15)    
  • Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) (1.5 Contact Hours)    
  • Great Lakes ADA Center Certificate of Attendance (1.5 Contact Hours)

From the Sponsor: 

Region 5 - Great Lakes ADA Center


Business, Employer, State and Local Government, People with Disabilities


Employment (ADA Title I), Public Accommodations (ADA Title III), State and Local Government (ADA Title II)





Registration Deadline: 

Tuesday, May 20, 2014