Disability Discrimination (The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended (“ADAAA”))

The ADAAA, as well as state laws, prohibit discrimination and retaliation based on a disability, a perceived disability, a history of a disability, or being associated with a person who has a disability such as a spouse or child. There are different claims under the disability discrimination statutes. If you have a disability, which is defined as a condition that substantially limits a major life activity, and have suffered discrimination at work because of that disability, you may have a claim. Even if you do not meet the statutory definition of disability, you may still have a claim if your boss regards you or treats you as disabled and you experience discrimination. Finally, if you are related to someone with a disability, and your employer discriminates against you because of that relationship, the statutes can provide a cause of action.