ADA Policies and Procedures

Policies and Procedures for American Disabilities ACT

What is the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)?

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) became law in 1990. The ADA is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and all public and private places that are open to the general public. The purpose of the law is to make sure that people with disabilities have the same rights and...

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What was the Focus of the Americans with Disability Act

According to U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division: Barriers to employment, transportation, public accommodations, public services, and telecommunications have imposed staggering economic and social costs on American society and have undermined our well-intentioned efforts to educate, rehabilitate, and employ individuals with disabilities. By breaking down these barriers, the...

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Civil Rights of Individuals with Disabilities who are Unnecessarily Segregated in Sheltered Workshops

U.S. v. Rhode Island – 1:14-cv-00175 – (D.R.I. 2014) On April 8, 2014, the United States entered into the nation’s first statewide settlement agreement vindicating the civil rights of individuals with disabilities who are unnecessarily segregated in sheltered workshops and facility-based day programs.  The settlement agreement with the State of Rhode Island resolves the Civil Rights Division’s...

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United Airlines Overtime Policy ADA Settlement

EEOC v. United Airlines (settlement agreement entered 2009) United Airlines agreed to settle a federal lawsuit brought by the Commission alleging that the Chicago-based company’s overtime policy violated the ADA. The suit arose from a charge filed by Samuel Chetcuti, a storekeeper working for United at the San Francisco International Airport. The Commission’s suit asserted that United’s policy...

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Sears inflexible workers’ compensation leave exhaustion policy

EEOC v. Sears, Roebuck & Co. (consent decree entered 2009) The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission brought this landmark disability discrimination lawsuit alleging that Sears maintained an inflexible workers’ compensation leave exhaustion policy and terminated employees instead of providing them with reasonable accommodations for their disabilities, in violation of the ADA.  The...

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Fighting discrimination over HIV/Aids

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) gives Federal civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities similar to those provided to individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, and religion. It guarantees equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities in public accommodations, employment, transportation, State and local government services, and...

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