D.N.J.: New Jersey Law Against Discrimination Requires Accommodation in Perceived-Disability Cases, Although ADA Doesn't
Last week, Judge Noel Lawrence Hillman of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey issued an opinion holding that the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to employees who are perceived to be disabled, whether or not they have a present disability. Under federal law after the ADA Amendments Act, of course, the rule is the opposite. The case is Dennis v. County of Atlantic County, 2012 WL 1059420 (D. N.J., Mar. 28, 2012).