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Disability Harassment Illegal, but Deputy Lacked Proof: 7th Cir.

Nov. 15, 2019, 6:48 PM

Federal law prohibits harassment based on a disability, the Seventh Circuit ruled Nov. 15, joining five other federal appeals courts.

But an Indiana sheriff’s deputy failed to support her claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act, it said.

The court had assumed in many previous decisions that the employment provisions of the ADA ban harassment as part of its prohibition of discrimination. But it had never officially reached that conclusion in a published opinion.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit is now in line with the Second, Fourth, Fifth, Eighth, and Tenth, Judge David F. Hamilton said....

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