Supreme Court Limits ADA ProtectionOn June 22, 1999, the US Supreme Court ruled on a case regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. The court ruled that people who have a correctable disability, such as impaired vision that is corrected by wearing glasses or a health condition that is managed by medication, cannot generally be considered disabled and are therefore not protected by the ADA against employment discrimination. The ruling has caused considerable alarm within the diabetes community.
For More Information
- American Diabetes Association response
- New York Times article (free registration required)
- Court Limits Disabilities Law
- Supreme Court Says Disability Determinations Should Reflect Corrective Measures from the Society for Human Resoure Management
Posted 27 June 1999
Last Updated: Thursday August 29, 2002 20:59:50
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