Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)

The attorneys at Anderson Law Group have successfully represented clients in disputes involving the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”). The ADA was passed by the U.S. Congress to protect disabled Americans from discrimination in employment, government services, and places of public accommodation. In summary, Title I of the ADA provides that “no covered entity shall discriminate against a qualified individual on the basis of disability in regard to job application procedures, the hiring, advancement, or discharge of employees, employee compensation, job training, and other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment.” 42 U.S.C. § 12112(a). Similarly, Title II of the ADA provides that “no qualified individual with a disability shall, by reason of such disability, be excluded from participation in or be denied the benefits of the services, programs, or activities of a public entity [government entity], or be subjected to discrimination by any such entity.” 42 U.S.C. § 12132. Furthermore, Title III of the ADA provides that “no individual shall be discriminated against on the basis of disability in the full and equal enjoyment of the goods, services, facilities, privileges, advantages, or accommodations of any place of public accommodation by any person who owns, leases (or leases to), or operates a place of public accommodation.” 42 U.S.C. § 12182(a).

Whether a lawsuit has been brought against you or your company under the ADA or whether you and your company are seeking advice regarding compliance under the ADA, it is important to retain a law firm that is familiar with the ADA and experienced in ADA litigation. When the government, an employer, or any commercial facility is in violation of the ADA, the best approach is to immediately come into compliance. Importantly, when defending against claims brought under the ADA, the attorneys at Anderson Law Group will fully investigate whether you are in compliance and advise you as to all factual and procedural defenses available to you. Because a person bringing a lawsuit under the ADA may be entitled to attorney’s fees as the prevailing party in the lawsuit, it is important to speak to an attorney who will aggressively and diligently defend your interests. Litigating lawsuits, or even avoiding lawsuits, involving the ADA requires clear communication between you and the law firm hired to represent and defend your interests. At Anderson Law Group, the interests of our clients is our highest priority, and everything we do is designed to provide cost-effective legal services to those who entrust us to do so. Anderson Law Group has built the experience and the results that our clients expect.

If you wish to speak with an attorney at Anderson Law Group regarding a lawsuit or potential claims arising under the ADA, please contact Anderson Law Group toll free at (877) 234-3920.

See new Florida Statute regarding ADA here.