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dc.contributor.authorStaman, Jennifer
dc.date.accessioned2020-11-17T19:49:01Z
dc.date.available2020-11-17T19:49:01Z
dc.date.issued2007-02-22
dc.identifier.other259383
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1813/76237
dc.description.abstract[Excerpt] The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) provides broad nondiscrimination protection for individuals with disabilities. However, to be covered under the statute, an individual must first meet the definition of an individual with a disability. Questions have been raised as to whether and to what extent obesity is a disability under the ADA and whether the ADA protects obese individuals from discrimination. This report provides background regarding how obesity is covered under the ADA and its supporting regulations. It also discusses some of the ways in which courts have applied the ADA to obesity discrimination claims.
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.rightsNo Copyright - United States
dc.rights.urihttps://rightsstatements.org/vocab/NoC-US/1.0/
dc.subjectADA
dc.subjectprotection
dc.subjectdisabilities
dc.subjectobesity
dc.subjectdiscrimination
dc.subjectcourt
dc.titleObesity Discrimination and the Americans with Disabilities Act
dc.typearticle
dc.description.legacydownloadsObesity_discrimination.pdf: 18116 downloads, before Oct. 1, 2020.
local.authorAffiliationStaman, Jennifer: Congressional Research Service


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