Job Bias Claims Set New Record On Disability Surge

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) Federal job bias complaints climbed to record levels last year, led by a surge in workers claiming discrimination based on disability. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says charges of disability discrimination rose by about 17 percent to 25,165 claims. Overall, the...

Do Public Sidewalks Qualify As Services, Programs Or Activities Under Title II Of The ADA?

By Sarah Jones* * J.D. Candidate, 2012, Fordham University School of Law. Excerpt from Walk this Way: Do Public Sidewalks Qualify as Services, Programs, or Activities Under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act? , 79 Fordham L. Rev. 2259 (April, 2011) Introduction In November 2004, Elizabeth...

Troutman Sanders LLP: The Rise Of Public Accommodation Lawsuits Under The Americans With Disabilities Act

By D. Martin Warf , Matthew J. Aaronson and Ashley H. Story Whether you are a retailer with counters and aisles or a landlord with parking spaces and bathrooms, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) likely applies to your business, and it can be enforced by either the Department of Justice or private...

Duane Morris LLP Alert: First ATM Accessibility Class Action Lawsuit, Pursuant To The Americans With Disabilities Act, Filed In Philadelphia

The first of what is likely to be many ATM accessibility class action lawsuits, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), against Philadelphia-area banks was filed in federal district court in Philadelphia this week. The lawsuit against Beneficial Mutual Savings Bank was filed by the same...

Sutherland Alert: Court Holds Wellness Program Does Not Violate ADA

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has held that a wellness program did not violate the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), finding that a safe harbor exempted the program from prohibitions that might otherwise apply under the ADA. Bradley Seff v. Broward County, Florida, ___ F. 3d...

Duane Morris LLP: First ADA ATM Accessibility Class Action Lawsuit Filed In Atlanta

The first of what is likely to be many Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) ATM accessibility class action lawsuits against Atlanta-area banks was filed in federal district court in Atlanta last week. The lawsuit was filed by the same Pittsburgh-based law firm, Carlson Lynch, responsible for the filing...