Definition of Disability

1998

BRAGDON v. ABBOTT (97-156) 107 F.3d 934

Questions before the Court:
  1. Whether asymptomatic HIV is a disability under the ADA.
  2. When deciding whether a private health care provider must perform invasive procedures on an infectious patient in his office, should courts defer to the provider's professional judgment, as long as it is reasonable in light of then current medical knowledge?

1999

SUTTON v. UNITED AIR LINES, INC. (97-1943) 130 F.3d 893

Question before the Court:
  1. Whether corrective and mitigating measures should be considered in determining whether an individual is disabled under the ADA.
Supplemental Resources:
  • EEOC Compliance Manual Section 902 – Definition of Disability
  • EEOC Instructions for Field Offices: Analyzing ADA Charges After Supreme
  • Court Decisions Addressing "Disability" and "Qualified"

MURPHY v. UNITED PARCEL SERVICE, INC. (97-1992) 141 F.3d 1185

Questions before the Court:
  1. Whether conditions that are improved with medication should be considered in the medicated or non-medicated state for purposes of determining disability
  2. What does the "regarded as" prong mean under the ADA
Supplemental Resources:
  • EEOC Compliance Manual Section 902 - Definition of Disability
  • EEOC Instructions for Field Offices: Analyzing ADA Charges After Supreme
  • Court Decisions Addressing "Disability" and "Qualified"

ALBERTSONS, INC. v. KIRKINGBURG (98-591) 143 F.3d 1228

Questions before the Court:
  1. Whether having monocular vision constitutes per se disability under the ADA.
  2. Whether an employer who requires as a job qualification that an employee meet an otherwise applicable federal safety regulation must justify enforcing the regulation solely because its standard may be waived in an individual case.
Supplemental Resources:
  • EEOC Compliance Manual Section 902 - Definition of Disability
  • EEOC Instructions for Field Offices: Analyzing ADA Charges After Supreme
  • Court Decisions Addressing "Disability" and "Qualified"

2002

TOYOTA MOTOR MFG., KY, INC. v. WILLIAMS (00-1089) 224 F.3d 840

Question before the Court:
  1. What is the proper standard for determining whether an individual is substantially limited in performing manual tasks.
 

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