Firms still adapting to disability laws
Labor, Employment and Benefits Partner Kelly-Ann Cartwright was quoted in a Business Insurance article titled, "Firms still adapting to disability laws."
The article reports that 20 years after the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law, changes brought about by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 have raised fresh questions. The law, which guarantees equal opportunity for disabled individuals under certain circumstances, has had a particularly significant impact in the workplace. Ms. Cartwright explains that the statute is difficult for some employers to understand. "The statute was written, and case law developed around the statute, and then the statute was recently changed again," she said. "So employers are now having to deal with those changes” and how the courts may interpret them.