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.
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)