Disability Discrimination: U.S. Supreme Court Cases
Below is a list of U.S. Supreme Court cases involving the rights of disabled persons and disability discrimination, including links to the full text of the U.S. Supreme Court decisions.
- Bragdon v. Abbott (1998)
The Court holds that HIV infection qualifies as a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
- Murphy v. United Parcel Service, Inc. (1999)
In this case, the Court explains how to determine whether an impairment "substantially limits" a major life activity under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
- Sutton v. United Airlines, Inc. (1999)
The Court clarifies the definition of "disabled" under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Obtain Legal Help for your Disability Discrimination Claim
U.S. Supreme Court cases describe the government's intolerance of disability discrimination. Dealing with a mental or physical disability can be very difficult, but being discriminated against because of it is unacceptable. Has your disability made you a target for unfair treatment? Has the treatment resulted in lower wages, denial of housing rights, or some other injustice? If you suspect that you have been discriminated in this way, then you should talk to a civil rights attorney who deals with discrimination issues.