Disparate Treatment vs. Disparate Impact

Tuesday, March 3, 2009


Workplace rules that are neutral on their face may still violate the ADA because they negatively impact people with disabilities. This session will review the legal concepts of disparate treatment and disparate impact, as well as discuss ADA cases decided under these two theories.


Alan Goldstein, Senior Attorney, Equip for Equality (EFE), the Illinois Protection and Advocacy Agency

Barry Taylor, Director of Legal Services, Equip for Equality