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    Evaluating a Court Case for ADA Compliance

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    The actual textbook case presented by the student was: Allie is a licensed pilot who is nearsighted. She has 20/20 (perfect) vision when she wears her contact lenses. Without her contact lenses, she cannot read or drive, but with her contact lenses, she is able to engage in these activities. Acme Airlines has a requirement that its pilots must have 20/20 uncorrected vision. Allie applies for a pilot position with Acme, and is rejected based on her need to wear contact lenses. Allie goes to the EEOC to file a charge under the ADA against Acme Airlines. What is the likely result? This solution is around 250 words, including a reference to cite and explain why there is not an ADA valid complaint.

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    It is likely that Allie's claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) via the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) will be rejected. She has 20/20 vision while wearing contacts. As defined by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO), a disabling impairment occurs when one's vision is 20/70 to 20/400 with corrective ...

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    The textbook scenario presented is a licensed pilot, with 20/20 vision while wearing contacts, files an American with Disabilities claim over a stipulation pilots must have 20/20 uncorrected vision. The solution is about 250 words and includes a reference in support of the analysis as to why the pilot is not disabled.

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