Could a medication’s side effects trigger ADA protection?
Abstract: Most cases involving the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) center on a bodily disability. But, in the event a worker’s medical condition doesn’t qualify as a disability, could harsh side effects from his or her medication still trigger ADA protection? That was the question faced by an appeals court. This article discusses the criteria that allow a medical treatment’s side effects to constitute a disability, and when an impairment should not be considered disabling.