Disability Law Section

The section serves as a resource for Tennessee lawyers practicing in the area of disability rights or who have an interest in building a disability rights practice. The section offers continuing legal education and a forum for advancing disability rights.

Chair
Legal Aid Society
300 Deaderick Street
Nashville, TN 37201
(615)780-7119
Immediate Past Chair
Legal Aid Society of Middle...
PO Box 5209
Oak Ridge, TN 37831
(865)483-8454
Vice-Chair
Law Office of Donna Simpson
PO Box 2327
Cookeville, TN 38502
(931)526-2933

Obesity Can Be Disability, European Court Rules

Obesity can be a disability, the European Court of Justice ruled Thursday in a case involving a Danish childcare worker who said he was fired for being fat. The Associated Press reports that the decision could have employment law consequences across the 28-nation block, where employers might face an "active obligation" to cater to the needs of their obese staff members who are considered disabled, because discrimination on the grounds of disability is illegal under European Union law.

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Disability Group Holds Open House to Unveil New Name, Office Space

The Disability Law & Advocacy Center of Tennessee (DLAC) is hosting an open house Oct. 17 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. to celebrate a new name and a new address for its Nashville office. Now known as Disability Rights Tennessee, the organization will continue advocating for the rights of Tennesseans with disabilities to ensure they have an equal opportunity to be productive and respected members of society. The open house will take place at the group’s new Nashville office, which is located at 2 International Plaza, Ste. 825, Nashville, TN 37217. RSVP online.

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