ADA Legal News

“Federal Court Declines to Overturn $780,000 Jury Verdict”

This article reports on a recent decision supporting a verdict in favor of an individual who applied for Social Security benefits, claiming she was too disabled to work, and simultaneously brought an ADA case against her employer. In such cases, individuals must explain the “apparent contradiction” between claims that they are qualified workers under the ADA, and yet eligible for Social Security benefits based on inability to work.

The court found the plaintiff had sufficiently explained her position in this case, noting that she was qualified and able to work as long as she was reasonably accommodated, but when her employer took away her accommodation, she became unable to work.

“12 Philly Restaurants Reach Compliance Agreements to Remove ADA Barriers”

Twelve Philadelphia area restaurants will be making a variety of changes to improve accessibility.