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Is obesity a disability? An analysis of obesity under the ADAAA By Susan A. Garver Labor and Employment Law, December 2012 The Americans with Disabilities Act Amendment Act was enacted in 2008. Prior to the Amendments, the ADA specifically did not cover obesity, only morbid obesity. The Amendments Act is purposefully silent on whether obesity is covered as a disability. This leaves much room for interpretation on whether obesity is a disability for the purposes of the ADA and the ADA Amendments Act.

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