Disability Law’s Reach Narrowed

Washington, D.C.-On January 8, the Supreme court ruled that to qualify as disabled and be protected by the Americans With Disabilities Act, a person must exhibit limitations on abilities that affect not only life in the workplace, but also daily living.

The decision narrowed the terms of the 1990 law, under which employers must accommodate disabled workers. In short, the definition of what qualifies as “disabled” is now more stringent, making it more difficult for employees to qualify as disabled.

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