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Fleming v. Yuma Regional Medical Center, 9th Cir., No. 07-16427, 11/19/09

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9th Circuit Rules That Rehabilitation Act Covers Discrimination Claim By an Independent Contractor.

Ogletree Deakins • November 25, 2009
The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 was the first major federal statute to focus on the rights of individuals with medical impairments. Section 504 of the Act creates a private right of action for individuals claiming to have been discriminated against in any “program or activity” receiving federal financial assistance. Courts have included federally funded employment as one such “program.”
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