Protection Against Discrimination Under The Americans With Disabilities Act

How The American With Disabilities Act Defines Disability

The Americans with Disabilities Act, or ADA, was passed over 20 years ago to prohibit discrimination based on disability or perceived disability, and requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations to allow workers with disabilities to do their jobs.

The ADA's definition of disability is continuously evolving. In order to qualify for disability under the ADA, you must prove that you have a disability that substantially limits a "major life activity."

Disabilities: Defined As "Major Life Activities"

The definition of a "major life activity" has changed throughout the years. More major life activities, such as abnormal cell growth, bladder and bowel control, immune system function, respiration, reproductive function and others are now covered by the Act.

Previously, courts had interpreted what was to be considered a major life activity under the Americans with Disabilities Act rather strictly.

Helping You Determine If You Have A Claim

If you need help determining whether you have a disability or assistance with filing a claim under the ADA, reach out to the Law Office of William M. Julien, P.A., at 866-569-7398 for assistance.

With over two decades of experience handling claims for employees with handicaps and disabilities throughout Boca Raton, Florida, Palm Beach and Broward counties, founding attorney William Julien has helped recover compensation in many different instances.

Cases are handled on a contingency fee basis only. You owe no attorney fees unless your case is successfully resolved.