|Munck Wilson Mandala Employment Litigator Michael Baum says ADA Discrimination Lawsuits are Spiking|
|July 3, 2012 7:20 am|
Employment discrimination lawsuits under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) have nearly doubled in the last five years. The 90 percent increase follows changes to the ADA in 2008 that significantly broadened the range of workers protected under the statute and simultaneously made it harder for employers to obtain summary judgments for frivolous complaints, says employment litigator Michael Baum of Dallas-based Munck Wilson Mandala. "The broader definitions of who qualifies as 'disabled' under the ADA, coupled with an economic downturn in which out-of-work employees are more likely to sue their former employers, has resulted in a significant uptick in these types of lawsuits across the country," he says. For more information, contact Robert Tharp at 800-559-4534 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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