Former teacher can proceed on ADA claim, but victory may be a heavy lift

The interactive process required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) often feels like a tennis match between an employee and an employer. The employee lobs a claim that she has a disability over the net and requests an accommodation. The employer, using a reflex volley, may believe the claim is weak or strong and handle it accordingly, without fully thinking through the ADA's requirements. A recent case from an Illinois federal court serves up a useful overview of how courts interpret the definition of "disability" under the ADA. Read More...