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How do I know if I have a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)?


This is generally going to be a very fact specific inquiry. The court will look into the unique circumstances of your case. What the court is mainly looking for is: do you have a mental or physical impairment that substantially limits a major life activity? For example, do you have an impairment that limits your seeing, your hearing, or your speaking? If that’s the case, then that may ultimately qualify as a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Common examples of what have been found to be a disability include, epilepsy, HIV status, or cancer.

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Eric Bachman litigates employment discrimination and whistleblower retaliation cases. He can be reached at (202) 769-1681 and Bachman is Chair of the discrimination and retaliation Practices at Zuckerman Law. Previously, Bachman served as Special Litigation Counsel with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division, and a Deputy Special Counsel with the U.S. Office of Special Counsel.