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Discrimination against people with disabilities in employment

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Using Established Medical Criteria To Define Disability: A Proposal To Amend The Americans With Disabilities Act, Mark A. Rothstein, Serge A. Martinez, W. Paul Mckinney Jan 2002

Using Established Medical Criteria To Define Disability: A Proposal To Amend The Americans With Disabilities Act, Mark A. Rothstein, Serge A. Martinez, W. Paul Mckinney

Washington University Law Review

Part II of this Article traces the legislative history of the coverage provision of the ADA and of its predecessor statute, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. It also explores the conceptual underpinnings of the statutory scheme of attempting to cover only individuals with severe disabilities. Part III analyzes the major cases involving coverage under the ADA, including the trilogy of 1999 Supreme Court cases. It traces the consequences of the Court’s decisions as reflected in the subsequent lower court decisions and their devastating effects on individuals with disabilities. Part IV contains a proposed amendment to the ADA to clarify ...