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NCJ Number: 158002 Find in a Library
Title: Law of Disability Discrimination: Cases and Materials
Author(s): R Colker
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 558
Sponsoring Agency: Anderson Publishing Co
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Publication Number: ISBN 0-87084-146-7
Sale Source: Anderson Publishing Co
Publicity Director
2035 Reading Road
Cincinnati, OH 45202
United States of America
Type: Legislation/Policy Description
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This book provides students with an indepth understanding of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Abstract: Although the first antidiscrimination laws regarding disability were passed more than 20 years ago, the law respecting disability-related discrimination has greatly matured in the last several years. The passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act in 1990 created antidiscrimination protection in a wide array of legal areas that range from transportation to employment. Coupled with the disability amendments to the Fair Housing Act of 1988, the ADA has provided legal means for disabled persons to challenge discrimination and obstructions that undermine their quality of life. With the passage of the ADA, it is no longer possible to understand disability discrimination law without a thorough grounding in the ADA. Its titles pertain to employment, public entities, and public accommodations. The organization of this book reflects the organization of the ADA, with extensive reference to the implementing regulations and accompanying guidance essential for understanding the implications of the ADA. Because the ADA intersects several other Federal statutes, such as the Individual with Disabilities Education Act, the Fair Housing Act Amendment, and section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, cross-references to other statutes are frequently provided. The principal instruction method used in the text consists of cases, followed by notes and problems. Some hypotheticals are created to raise issues that will soon be confronting the courts. Table of cases, chapter notes, and a subject index
Main Term(s): Court procedures
Index Term(s): Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); Discrimination against disabled persons; Employment discrimination; Persons with Disabilities
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