ADA violations

posted on July 1, 2007 - 12:43pm
Scooters OK on New Jersey roads
posted on July 1, 2007 - 11:43am
QUEST Vol. 14, No. 4
The Americans with Disabilities Act, of itself, has no enforcement powers. One way that people with disabilities can seek redress for an ADA violation is by filing a lawsuit. (Mediation also is an option; see "U.S. Justice Department Mediation Program Helps Settle ADA Complaints.")In California, that option for seeking relief has created a bit of a suit-happy phenomenon.
posted on July 1, 2007 - 11:20am
QUEST Vol. 14, No. 4
The no-cost ADA Mediation Program, operated through the U.S. Department of Justice, provides impartial mediators to help parties discuss ADA violations and reach mutually agreeable solutions. The DOJ says that in the last five years, 90 percent of ADA cases against government agencies and businesses were settled using mediation instead of through lawsuits. According to one DOJ staffer, “We’re not...