Disability-Related Misconduct and the Legal Profession: The Role of the Americans With Disabilities Act

  • Kelly Cahill Timmons

Abstract

The issue of disability-related misconduct arises frequently in both employment cases and lawyer-discipline cases. Employees who are discharged for misconduct often argue that their misconduct was causally connected to a disability. Similarly, lawyers facing sanctions for violating professional responsibility rules often claim that their misconduct was disability-related. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which prohibits discrimination because of disability, applies in both scenarios. Title I governs the employment context, and Title II covers public services, which include state disciplinary proceedings against lawyers.
Published
2008-04-26
How to Cite
Timmons, Kelly Cahill. 2008. “Disability-Related Misconduct and the Legal Profession: The Role of the Americans With Disabilities Act”. University of Pittsburgh Law Review 69 (3). https://doi.org/10.5195/lawreview.2008.109.
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