ADAAA Broadly Interprets Substantially Limits, Lowering the Hurdle for Employees Bringing Disability Discrimination Claims
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Toyota Motor Mfg., Kentucky, Inc. v. Williams, 534 U.S. 184 (U.S. 2002) (0 other reports)
Author: Meryl Gutterman, formerly of Nukk-Freeman & Cerra, PC
With the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA), Congress expanded the definition of disability and rejected the Supreme Court's holding in Toyota Motor Mfg., Kentucky, Inc. v. Williams, +534 U.S. 184 (U.S. 2002). Congress broadly interpreted what it means to be substantially limited in performing a major life activity, making it easier for employees to show they have a qualifying disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).