See our earlier post: Pro-Abortion Obama EEOC Chai Feldblum who brought us this nonsense.
I caught this story on Fox News last night. This will be an attorney’s field day. It is estimated that the majority of the population now qualifies under the Americans with Disabilities Act. I can find little about this today, but apparently there was amendment legislation a few years ago, and now an unelected Czar has created an interpretation. It was indicated that depression and PTSD are now covered, with employer’s having to make “reasonable accommodation”.
The final regs implementing the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA) are now available on the Federal Register website. ”Like the law they implement, the regulations are designed to simplify the determination of who has a “disability” and make it easier for people to establish that they are protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA),” the EEOC’s website states.
The regulations clarify that the term “major life activities” includes “major bodily functions,” such as functions of the immune system, normal cell growth, and brain, neurological, and endocrine functions. The regulations also make clear that, as under the old ADA, not every impairment will constitute a disability. The regulations include examples of impairments that should easily be concluded to be disabilities, such as HIV infection, diabetes, epilepsy, and bipolar disorder.
Following the dictates of the ADAAA, the regulations also make it easier for individuals to establish coverage under the “regarded as” part of the definition of “disability.” In some cases, establishing such coverage posed significant hurdles, but under the new law, the focus is on how the person was treated rather than on what an employer believes about the nature of the person’s impairment, the EEOC stated. Full story here at Minn Lawyer
President Obama used his recess appointment power to appoint Feldblum and two others to the commission on March 27, 2010.Geidner, Chris, “Recess Appointment for Feldblum,” Metro Weekly, March 27, 2010.(1)
In the mid-1980s, Feldblum clerked for Supreme Court Justice Harry A. Blackmun, the notorious liberal judge who authored the Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion on demand. He invented a right to abortion not found in the Constitution. Feldblum praised him as someone who had the “ability and desire to look behind the law and see the people is not the classic way to do law …. He brings a sense of caring and compassion that will be missed.” Clearly, Feldblum favors liberal judicial activists who ignore the Constitution and who impose their own political views on the law. Traditional Values