Introduction to Title I of the Americans With Disabilities Act
Created on February 17, 2017
Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal law that is still, over twenty-six (26) years after its effective date, being hotly contested, redefined and interpreted by employers, employees, litigants, and courts across the United States. It is truly a living, breathing statute that affects hundreds of thousands of employers and employees on a daily basis.
This program, presented by attorney David Feather, is geared toward both new and experienced attorneys who believe that learning more about this fascinating statute will assist them in their current positions, as well as those attorneys who simply want to learn more about the law. It provides viewers with an introduction and overview of the law, its purposes, its evolution and the basic terms that govern all (or almost all) matters arising under the ADA (such as "disability", "qualified individual", "reasonable accommodation", "essential functions", "undue hardship" and "interactive process").
Mr. Feather also discusses what is prohibited and allowed by the law, how to bring a claim, and potential damages that may be awarded in any such claim. Finally, he touches upon "cutting edge" issues with which employers and courts are currently grappling.
- Understand the fundamentals of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), including its purpose and the definitions/interpretations of its essential terms
- Examine the basics of bringing a claim under the ADA and the damages that may be awarded under the statute
- Learn about current ADA litigation in the courts
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