The recent passing of President George H. W. Bush and the consideration of his legacy has brought into public attention what is considered by many to be one of his most important achievements, the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA). The ADA was enacted to “address the major areas of discrimination faced day-to-day by people with disabilities.” Dudley v. Hannaford Bros. Co., 333 F. 3d 299, 301 (1st Cir. 2003). These include, among others, elimination of physical barriers that limit access to public areas and reasonable accommodations for employees diagnosed with certain medical conditions. Employers must be aware of the many requirements associated with day to day compliance with the ADA and the potential legal consequences of failure to do so.
Jiménez, Graffam & Lausell provides legal advice and defense to its clients on the different areas of Labor and Employment Law, including ADA compliance and claims.