MIAMI, FL – October 28, 2019 – Attorney Anastasia Protopapadakis, shareholder in GrayRobinson’s Miami and Fort Lauderdale law firm offices, was featured in the Florida Record article, "11th Circuit Court Refuses to Expand ADA to Future Disabilities."
The article discusses how the Americans with Disabilities Act only applies to people who are currently disabled--not those who might become disabled in the future. Protopapadakis explains that employers can fire employees for any reason, or no reason at all, as long as it’s not a discriminatory reason relating to race, sex, age, current disability, etc. She concludes by stating, "The ADA does not cover non-disabled people, or people who may become disabled in the future. Because then all of us would be covered under the ADA. Any one of us could be disabled in the future. If we were to regard every person as covered under the ADA because they might have a disability in the future, that would just open the floodgates of litigation." Read the full article here.