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Norton v. Assisted Living Concepts, Inc.

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In Brief

The Court held that renal cancer is a disability under the ADA because it limits the major life activity of “normal cell growth.”

 

What Happened in Court

An employee argued that his termination was based on his diagnosis of renal cancer, and that the employer had violated the ADA, among other claims. The court determined that when active, renal cancer meets the ADA definition of a disability because it substantially limits the major life activity of “normal cell growth.”

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