The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Standards for Accessible Design went into effect in 2010 so that those with disabilities could access all necessary electronic and information technology. The ADA affects:
- Americans with disabilities and their friends, families, and caregivers
- Private employers with 15 or more employees
- Businesses operating for the benefit of the public
- All state and local government agencies
Keep in mind that the ADA standards apply to public and commercial entities that have places of public accommodation, which includes the Internet. Through various lawsuits and settlement agreements, the Department of Justice has created greater access for those with disabilities. It’s important to know that the Department of Justice may not sue a party unless negotiations to settle the dispute have failed. In addition, the DOJ may file lawsuits in federal court to enforce ADA Compliance, while courts may order compensatory damages and back pay to resolve discrimination if the Department prevails. To learn more about ADA laws and regulations, click here.
Why Team with a Business Litigation Firm?
Our business litigation professionals constantly help employers and businesses comply with federal and state regulations involving ADA issues. We also represent businesses in litigation involving such cases.
When you come to us for a case that revolves around ADA Compliance, we take a personalized approach from start to finish. We will first listen to you and your concerns before beginning on the rest of the case. Rather than seeing a client as a single case or project, we treat you as a person. Our business litigation law firm focuses on building a relationship so that as challenges come and go, we will always be ready to help.
ADA Compliance cases require an experienced lawyer, which is just what you get with Robert L. Shipley, named one of “San Diego’s Best” attorneys for a number of years.