What is the Americans with Disabilities Act?
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The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was created by Congress in 1990. The purpose of these laws was to guarantee to persons with disabilities, the right to be treated the same as a person without a disability. These rights not only encompass employment issues, but also access to properties that are open to the public. There is a long list of properties and/or businesses that must accommodate a person's disability. Also, the ADA requires schools and educational institutions to provide accommodations for a student's disability. These accommodations can vary from person to person. However, the goal is to allow a person with disabilities to enjoy the same opportunities afforded persons without disabilities. Although monetary damages are not usually awarded, there are circumstances when that can happen. Usually, an ADA lawsuit seeks an injunction to correct the problem. In almost all instances, a person pursuing an ADA claim will also be awarded their attorneys fees and costs.
Mr. Fields pursues the rights of the disabled, but also advises business and property owners on how to fix problems before litigation is filed. In the event litigation is filed against a business or property owner, Mr. Fields has over 20 years of experience in this field and can usually resolve the case in a short amount of time. This saves the business or property owner substantial money in the long run.