This Comment argues that the courts must classify individuals with severe food allergies as having a disability under the ADAA going forward and accordingly must extend the accommodations and protections that come with that designation to these individuals. Part II of the Comment examines the prevalence and severity of food allergies in the United States. Part III examines the history of disability law and how that law has been applied to individuals with severe food allergies. Part IV discusses the status of severe food allergies going forward in light of the ADAA and the effect of the law on recent legal developments. Part V concludes that it is time for the courts to follow Congress’s clear intent as expressed in the ADAA.
Nothing to Sneeze At: Severe Food Allergy as a Disability under the ADA Amendments Act of 2008, 45 Golden Gate U. L. Rev. 173