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Department of Justice settlement over food allergy sets the table for future actions (access required)

Does a food allergy constitute a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act? According to a recent settlement between Lesley University and the Department of Justice, the answer is: It depends. The DOJ alleges that the private university in Cambridge, Mass. discriminated against students suffering from celiac disease, a disorder that requires sufferers to avoid eating gluten, ...

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