It’s The Law: Food Allergies: Nuts?

By Perry Zirkel Principal, January/February 2014 Food allergies, especially peanut and tree-nut allergies, are on the rise in terms of both national numbers and parental concerns. The typical legal issues concern eligibility and entitlement under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and its fraternal twin, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The following case and accompanying question-and-answer discussion illustrate major recent issues.