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Consultants' Corner
Volume 01 Issue 03

The Garrett Decision

From the desk of Linda Carter Batiste, J.D.

On February 21, 2001, the U.S. Supreme Court decided University of Alabama v. Garrett, holding that Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as applied to state employers, is unconstitutional. That same day, JAN started getting questions about the impact of the decision. Though JAN cannot provide an indepth analysis of the case, we compiled a summary of what the decision means, what it does not mean, and what enforcement options are left for people with disabilities who work for state employers. Keep in mind that JAN is not a legal service so we are not able to provide legal advice. If you need a legal interpretation of Garrett, you should contact a lawyer or the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) at http://www.eeoc.gov. This edition of Consultants' Corner illustrates the first issue addressing court activities.

What Garrett means:

What Garret does not mean:

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