Legal E-Bulletin – May 2018
Integrated Employment Status
On December 21, 2017 Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded 8 guidance documents related to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by the United States Department of Justice (DOJ). The list included an October 31, 2016 statement by the department on the Olmstead integration mandate. The Attorney General has directed the department to reissue this statement with an express recognition of the importance of giving each person with a disability the right to choose the setting that best meets his or her individual needs. The Supreme Court’s decision in Olmstead v. L.C., 527 U.S. 581 (1999), ruled that the ADA prohibits the unnecessary segregation of persons with disabilities but still allowed individual choice.