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5 Ways to Protect Your Business from an American with Disabilities Lawsuit
The Americans with Disability Act (“ADA”) was passed by Congress in 1990 and is the nation’s first comprehensive civil rights law addressing the needs of people with disabilities, prohibiting, for example, discrimination in public accommodations.
Most business owners who have never dealt with the intricacies of the ADA fail to realize that this set of laws has two important functions: 1) The ADA protects the disabled from discrimination; 2) And, most important to the business owner, the ADA opens up a world of goods and services to the disabled.
Here are five simple ways for you to gain an understanding of the ADA, and how it affects your business:
- Learn how Congress prioritizes the removal of barriers to access
- Complete a Site Accessibility Survey
- Fix what you can now; make a plan for future remediations
- Modify your business’ policies and procedures where appropriate
- If you lease space for your business, make sure that you understand your responsibilities under the lease in order to limit your exposure
For a detailed overview of BMB’s recommendations for dealing with the challenges of the Americans with
Disability Act and to prevent accessibility litigation, request your free download today.