The Americans with Disabilities Act is a United States federal statute enacted in 1990 to prevent discrimination against individuals with disabilities in employment, public accomodation, transportation,... more +
The Americans with Disabilities Act is a United States federal statute enacted in 1990 to prevent discrimination against individuals with disabilities in employment, public accomodation, transportation, communications and governmental activities. The Act defines a covered disability as those mental or physical impairments that substantially interfere with one or more major life activities. Five different federal agencies are responsible for enforcing the ADA: Department of Labor, Department of Justice, Federal Communications Commission, Department of Transportation and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
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In March 2013, the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) settled the first lawsuit of its kind with a New Jersey medical school over claims that it violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) by excluding two Hepatitis...more
The first eight reported lawsuits have been filed against eight different hotels over their alleged failure to install pool lifts for the disabled. It didn’t take long. The lawsuits rely on the Department of Justice’s (DOJ)...more
The DOJ has concluded that two medical schools had no lawful basis for excluding applicants who had active cases of Hepatitis B because they could not show that these individuals posed a direct threat to the health and safety...more
All hotels, health clubs and other public accommodations must retrofit their existing pools and spas with either a pool lift or sloped entry ramp by January 31, 2013, in compliance with the Department of Justice's (DOJ's)...more
On December 20, 2012, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that it entered into an agreement with Lesley University to ensure that students with celiac disease and other food allergies can fully and equally enjoy the...more
The current compliance date for making swimming pools and spas ADA accessible is January 31, 2013, although the deadline could be further extended by the U.S. Department of Justice. (DOJ has extended the compliance deadline...more
A recent Department of Justice settlement with a debt collection law firm that was accused of violating the Americans with Disabilities Act exemplifies the mounting federal scrutiny of the debt collection industry....more
The Department of Justice (DOJ) has reached an agreement with Lesley University of Cambridge, Massachusetts, under which Lesley agreed to modify its food services and meal plan system to accommodate students with celiac...more
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