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Report – Increase in Employment Discrimination Lawsuits Under the ADA

Via Jeff Lamicela: “The latest month-by-month data from the federal courts shows that in April of this year there were 183 new lawsuits filed claiming employment discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). According to the timely case-by-case case civil enforcement information analyzed by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), this count was 21.2% higher than the previous month when 151 cases of this kind were filed, and continues a long term rising trend: the volume of current ADA litigation is averaging 90 percent higher than five years ago.

  • Read the full report, including a list of those districts in which lawsuits of this kind were filed with the greatest and lowest rates relative to population this fiscal year.”
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