ADA and Rehabilitation Act Violation Equitable Tolling.

AuthorHawkins, Derek
PositionAmericans with Disabilities Act

Byline: Derek Hawkins

7th Circuit Court of Appeals

Case Name: Brian Lax v. Alejandro Mayorkas, Secretary of U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Case No.: 20-3288

Officials: SYKES, Chief Judge, and FLAUM and JACKSONAKIWUMI, Circuit Judges.

Focus: ADA and Rehabilitation Act Violation Equitable Tolling

Plaintiff-appellant Brian Lax brought suit against defendant-appellee Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, alleging that the agency, his employer, had discriminated against him in violation of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. 701 et. seq. (the "Act"). The Act requires that suits be brought within ninety days of receiving the final agency decision and notice of the right to sue. Because Lax...

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