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Feltman v. BNSF Railway Company (N.D. Ala Jan. 24, 2018)

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Alabama [Federal] Court Decides an Individual with a Partially Amputated Foot is not Disabled Under the ADA

Jackson Lewis P.C. • January 30, 2018
The ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) made a number of significant changes to the definition of “disability.” Much of the change had to do with making it easier for an individual to establish that he or she has a disability within the meaning of the statute. As a result employers have been accepting many more medical conditions as a covered disability and moving directly to the analysis of potential accommodations. A recent decision by the U.S. District Court in Alabama reminded us that the analysis of an employer’s obligations under the ADA must start with determining the specific functional limitations of the applicant or employee.