Free EEOC Seminar on the ADA Amendments Act

The Equal Employment Opportunities Commission invites interested advocates to a free seminar to learn more about the recent Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA), which took effect January 1, 2009. The seminar will take place on June 17, 2009, from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the EEOC's Philadelphia District Office, 801 Market Street, Suite1300, Philadelphia, Pa 19107.

The ADAAA makes several significant changes to the definition of the term "disability" that will fundamentally change the way EEOC evaluates charges of discrimination under Title I of the ADA and federal sector complaints brought pursuant to Section 501 of the Rehabilitation Act.

Ms. Danielle Hayot, Attorney Advisor with the EEOC's Office of Legal Counsel, will provide an overview of the ADAAA and the greater protections it affords individuals in the workplace.

Ms. Hayot will also discuss the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA), which takes effect on November 21, 2009. Title II of GINA prohibits the use of genetic information in employment, prohibits the intentional acquisition of genetic information about applicants and employees, and imposes strict confidentiality requirements.

The EEOC is also honored to have Ms. Rue Landau, Executive Director of the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations/Fair Housing Commission and Ms. Milagros Vega and Mr. Jeremy Burton from the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission join in to provide updates on the important work their agencies do and to answer questions.

The seminar is free but space is limited, so please confirm your registration by e-mailing or faxing the registration form, available at the link below, to Mary Tiernan (email: or fax the form to 215-440-2632) by no later than close of business on June 15, 2009.

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact me at 215-440-2671.

Registration Form

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