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The ADA Amendments Act of 2008 and Employment

Practical Strategies

By Claudia Center & Brian East

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Amendments Act of 2008’s positive changes in the ADA affect how advocates practicing employment law handle disability cases. The ADA now more broadly defines “disability” and changes the pleading rules for establishing disability, excludes the effects of mitigating measures and accounts for conditions that are episodic or in remission, changes the definition of “major life activity,” and modifies the “regarded as” and reasonable-accommodation analysis.

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