Eleventh Circuit Places Limits on "Regarded As" Disabilities

The ADA Amendments Act of 2008 ("ADAAA") significantly expanded statutory coverage by broadly construing the Act's definition of "disability." It specifically rejected the Supreme Court's reasoning in Sutton v. United Air Lines, Inc., which restricted the scope of coverage under the "regarded as" prong of the ADA definition of disability.
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The ADA Amendments Act of 2008 ("ADAAA") significantly expanded statutory coverage by broadly construing the Act's definition of "disability." It specifically rejected the Supreme Court's reasoning in Sutton v. United Air Lines, Inc., which restricted the scope of coverage under the "regarded as" prong of the ADA definition of disability.

Jonathan R. Mook, is a partner at DiMuroGinsberg, P.C. in Alexandria, Virginia. He represents employers and businesses on matters relating to employment law, business torts and business disputes. Mr. Mook is a member of the editorial board for the Bender’s Labor and Employment Bulletin and a member of the Editorial Advisory Board at Employment Law360.

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