Thursday, June 26, 2008

The House has passed a major bill that will make it easier for workers with disabilities to prove discrimination

The bill, which was approved 402 to 17, "would explicitly relax some stringent standards set by the court" and says that disability is to be "construed broadly to cover more physical and mental impairments."

The White House said that although President Bush "supports the overall intent" of the House bill, he was concerned that it "could unduly expand" coverage and significantly increase litigation.

The full story, from The New York Times, is here.