Associational Discrimination Under the ADA

by: Thomas Crane


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The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits employment discrimination against an individual, whether disabled or non-disabled, because of his or her relationship or association with a person with a known disability. The ADA does not define how to determine that the employer’s discrimination is motivated by the individual’s relationship or association with a person who has a disability. This article discusses a test established by the Seventh Circuit to evaluate circumstances that may give rise to associational discrimination and the limitations of that test, which became apparent as other courts applied the test.


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Thomas Crane, Associational Discrimination Under the ADA, UNT DALL. L. REV. ON THE CUSP, Summer 2017, at 10, [insert cited pg. no.].


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