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Labor and Employment Law

2008

Employment discrimination

Case Western Reserve University School of Law

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Settling The Matter: Does Title I Of The Ada Work?, Sharona Hoffman Jan 2008

Settling The Matter: Does Title I Of The Ada Work?, Sharona Hoffman

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Analysis of cases decided under Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which addresses employment discrimination, reveals that defendants have consistently prevailed in well over 90% of cases since the ADA's inception. This empirical evidence has led many commentators to conclude that the ADA's Title I has failed to improve workplace conditions for individuals with disabilities.

This article attempts to assess the efficacy of Title I through a different lens. It focuses on several data sets that have previously received little attention. It examines Equal Employment Opportunity Commission merit resolutions, lawsuit settlement statistics, and reports concerning ...