AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT’S DEFINITIONS OF “DISABILITY” “QUALIFIED INDIVIDUAL”AND “REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION
In this case, the court has to decide whether the employee claim is valid or not in that she was not hired for a job that she had experience and qualification just because she was overweight. Under the provision for accommodation, the courts had to decide whether the employer had actually considered the cost of the accommodation that would have been advanced to Betty Thomas.
Betty Thomas is basing her claim on ADA provision that an applicant should not be denied a job that she has enough experience and qualification and that she is physically fit to do. She would also be basing her case on the fact that the employer can provide reasonable accommodation to help her perform here duties effectively