Americans With Disabilities Act Claims Likely to Increase
January 6, 2009
In a recent article, the Chicago Tribune reports on the likelihood of an increase in ADA claims as economically stressed employers grapple with escalating health care costs. The article reports on the case of Tony Dewitt, an Illinois nurse who claims that she was fired after her husband was diagnosed with cancer and incurred substantial health care costs. The Seventh Circuit recently reversed a lower court's dismissal of Dewitt's claim, and the case is proceeding to trial this year.