Ninth Circuit Integrates Two Small Companies for ADA Complaint

Federal anti-discrimination laws do not cover small companies with fewer than 15 employees. An employee of a small law firm brought an ADA complaint against her employer who argued the ADA did not apply because of the firm’s size. The employee then proved the law firm was so connected with another firm of similar size that for the purpose of the ADA they acted as one. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals agreed. Owners of multiple small companies should be aware if they do not operate as truly individual corporations, they could be subject to anti-discrimination laws. Read more here.