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The Sixth Circuit (Finally) Defines the Standard for Associational Discrimination Claims under the ADA
Posted on 27 Oct 2011 by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

Most employers are probably well-aware that the Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA") prohibits discrimination against qualified applicants and employees on the basis of disability. In Stansberry v. Air Wisconsin Airlines Corporation [... Read More

Defining the Three-Headed Associational Disability Claim
Posted on 8 Jun 2015 by Jon Hyman

You likely know that the ADA protects employees from discrimination “because of the known disability of an individual with whom the qualified individual is known to have a relationship or association.” But did you know that the ADA has three... Read More

ADA’s Associational Disability Provision does not Shield Poor-performing Employees from Termination
Posted on 7 Jul 2011 by Jon Hyman

Eugene Stansberry, who sued his former employer for disability discrimination, is not disabled. His wife, however, is, suffering from Polyarteritis Nodosa , a rare and debilitating autoimmune disorder. Stansberry sued Air Wisconsin Airlines under the... Read More