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Case Number: 1:23-cv-00389
Judge: Amy Berman Jackson
Court: United States District Court for the District of Columbia (Washington County)
Defendant's Attorney: Vernonic A. Porter
Description: Washington, DC: Civil rights lawyers represented the Plaintiff who sued the Defendant on an Americans with Disabilities Act violation theory.
"The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including employment, education, transportation, and public accommodations. The ADA also requires businesses to provide reasonable accommodations to employees and customers with disabilities.
The ADA was passed in 1990 and has been amended several times since then. It is one of the most comprehensive civil rights laws in the United States.
The ADA defines a disability as a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities. Major life activities include things like walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, learning, and working.
The ADA does not require businesses to make changes that would fundamentally alter the nature of their business. However, it does require businesses to make reasonable accommodations to allow individuals with disabilities to participate in their programs and services.
Some examples of reasonable accommodations include:
Providing wheelchair ramps
Providing accessible parking
Providing sign language interpreters
Providing audio recordings of written materials
Allowing service animals
The ADA also requires businesses to provide equal employment opportunities to individuals with disabilities. This means that businesses cannot discriminate against individuals with disabilities in hiring, firing, promotion, or other terms and conditions of employment.
If you believe that you have been discriminated against because of your disability, you can file a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The EEOC is a federal agency that enforces the ADA.
You can also file a lawsuit in court. However, it is important to note that the ADA has a statute of limitations, which means that you have a certain amount of time to file a lawsuit.
The ADA is an important law that protects the rights of individuals with disabilities. If you have a disability, you should be aware of your rights under the ADA and be prepared to take action if you are discriminated against."
Outcome: JUDGMENT ON OFFER AND ACCEPTANCE for Recovery of Attorneys' Fees and Costs incurred in this case. Fees awarded to Plaintiff against Defendant. Signed by Deputy Clerk on 8/23/2023. (jth) (Entered: 08/23/2023)