4th Circuit expands ADA's definition of 'disability'

In a recent decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit (whose rulings apply to all Maryland employers) adopted a broad interpretation of what constitutes a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). It was the first time an appellate court interpreted the 2008 amendments to the ADA and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC) implementing regulations. The court held that the effects of an impairment that lasts or is expected to last less than six months can be substantially limiting for purposes of establishing a disability. Let's take a closer look at this case. Read More...