Annapolis-Based ADA Compliance Lawyer
Serving Clients Throughout Maryland, the DMV Area, North Carolina, and Federal Employees Throughout the U.S.
Business owners and employers in the U.S. are required to comply with all the federal regulations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This Act became law in 1990 protecting people with disabilities from discrimination and unfair treatment in the workplace and elsewhere. Its purpose is to ensure that those with disabilities are given equal opportunities in employment and throughout society, such as in transportation, public accommodation, and more. This is a law that has been evolving over the years and requires vigilance on the part of business owners, property owners, and employers in matters of compliance.
At the Law Office of Ruth Ann Azeredo, our attorney has been resolving federal employment matters for decades. This puts her in a position to provide you with abundant knowledge of federal law, compliance needs, and court procedures. Whether you need guidance in creating and implementing policies to avoid compliance disputes or lawsuits or are facing compliance violation accusations, your case will benefit from our advice and representation. Our firm’s major focus is on employment law, and we have gained enormous experience in resolving these cases both through negotiated settlements and in civil court.
The Americans with Disabilities Act
Passed in 1990 and since amended, the ADA is a civil rights law that bars the discrimination of people with disabilities in all public life arenas, from the workplace to schools, transportation facilities, restaurants, hotels, state, and local government services, and any place that serves the public. The ADA protects these individuals from unfair treatment and discrimination based on an individual’s disability, whether it is a physical or mental impairment. In employment, the ADA applies to employers who have at least 15 employees.
Compliance with ADA regulations and requirements can be a daunting task for employers and others providing public services. You may not understand all the nuances of the law or how to ensure that you are fully compliant with them.
The law includes various sections, called “Titles” which address specific areas such as:
- Title I: Equal employment opportunities for those with disabilities
- Title II: Prohibiting discrimination of the disabled in state and local government service areas
- Title II: Prohibiting discrimination based on disability in public accommodations with minimum standards set for accessibility through reasonable modifications or in new construction
- Title IV: Requiring telecommunications accommodations for those with hearing and speech disabilities
- Title V: Miscellaneous provisions under the ADA, ranging from issues relating to insurance providers, prohibiting retaliation in ADA matters, and more.
These Titles may include regulation and enforcement by the U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission, the U.S. Department of Justice, or the Federal Communication Commission.
Our ADA Compliance Services
No matter what type of issue or dispute you may be facing as a business owner, employer, or property owner, our firm can provide honest advice and guidance on the matter. It is essential that you understand and follow government ADA regulations to avoid potentially costly lawsuits brought against you.
We handle all aspects of ADA compliance, including:
- Drafting and revising policies and procedures to ensure ADA compliance
- Training staff on ADA compliance
- Negotiating and drafting agreements with third parties to ensure ADA compliance
- Representing clients in ADA compliance disputes or lawsuits
- Advising clients on ADA compliance issues
We understand that ADA compliance is an ongoing process, and we are dedicated to helping you stay up-to-date with the latest regulations.
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If you are facing any type of issue regarding ADA compliance, it is vital that you learn the relevant parts of the law that apply to you and how best to handle the matter. We are here to help you avoid compliance issues through comprehensive preparation and implementation of regulations. However, if you are facing any type of dispute, we will apply our knowledge, resources, and skills to help you resolve the matter as effectively and as efficiently as possible.