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Workplace Issues: A caretaker for an individual with a disability is protected by the ADA

It is established that the ADA prohibits “associational discrimination”, or discrimination based upon an employee’s relationship with a disabled individual. A recent decision in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals adopted other Circuits’ holdings and extended protection against associational discrimination to the Second Circuit. The case held in part that under the ADA, “excluding or otherwise ...