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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Professor Joan Williams Makes a Birthday Wish for the ADA

Happy Birthday, ADA!

What a good birthday present it would be to pregnant women and their families if courts eliminated the so-called "normal pregnancy doctrine," which in effect says that pregnancy contaminates an otherwise-eligible disability so as to insulate employers from their duty to accommodate. That old-fashioned approach is reminiscent of the outdated view that pregnancy is a woman's cross to bear because of Eve's original sin. Let's leave Eve out of it, and join the 21st century.

Read more of Joan C. Williams article in the Huffington Post here.

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