Litigation Risks Under the ADA: What You Need to Know to Protect Your Business in 2015
The American with Disabilities Act (ADA) has played an important role in protecting handicapped individuals from discrimination and ensuring equal opportunities and rights. However, this regulation also poses a risk to businesses that fail to comply with the regulations either in facilities or on the internet . The number of lawsuits has increased dramatically, many of which are insidious ‘drive-by lawsuits’ aimed at profiteering. One person in Los Angeles has filed 375 law suits to date against establishments in a single California county.
The risk of such law suits will spread rapidly across the US until the regulations are revised in a rational manner. Until then, businesses will be wise to understand the requirements of the ADA and any state laws, upgrade their facilities to comply with the law, revise websites to comply, prepare strategies for law suits, and have disability experts and lawyers review their policies, procedures, facilities, and websites for compliance.
In this two hour, live, CLE webcast, a panel of thought leaders and practitioners assembled by The Knowledge Group will discuss the very significant Litigation Risks Under the ADA and provide a review of What You Need to Know to Protect Your Business in 2015.
Key topics include:
- ADA Litigation- An Overview
- New Proposed Regulations under ADA
- Common ADA Violations
- Website and Mobile Application Access for the Disabled
- Accessible Website Standards
- Adoption Issues and Challenges
- Possible Implications for Private Online Companies
- Best Compliance and Risk Mitigation Practices
- Reasonable Legal Actions
- Compliance and Regulatory Risks
Ms. Sarah E. Bell, Attorney
Pryor Cashman LLP
- ADA litigation, An Overview: Settlement demands on a sliding scale by barrier and defendant
- Common ADA violations: What the Plaintiffs hit first
- Happening now: Service dogs, emotional support dogs
- Fix first, fight after
- Limit your risk: Comprehensive property assessment
Ms. Danielle Anne Fuschetti, Attorney
Littler Mendelson P.C.
- Pregnancy discrimination (under disability law) in light of the UPS decision and EEOC
- Increasing role of new technology robotics and telecommuting
- Mental illness disabilities
Who Should Attend:
- Litigation Lawyers
- Legal Consultants
- In-house Lawyers
- Chief Executive Officers
- Business Owners
- Legal and Compliance Executives
- Public and Private Companies
- Other Related/Interested Professionals and Organizations
Danielle A. Fuschetti represents employers in matters ranging from complex wage and hour class actions to traditional labor disputes.
During law school, Danielle interned in the Appeals Division of the Office of General Counsel at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in Washington D. C., where she focused on emerging issues in federal discrimination litigation. She also interned at New Hampshire Legal Assistance and externed at the Center for WorkLife Law in San Francisco, focusing on caregiver discrimination and the Americans with Disabilities Act. She was an article editor of the Michigan Journal of Gender and Law and an associate editor of Michigan Journal of Environmental and Administrative Law. In college, Danielle interned for Pine Tree Legal Assistance in Machias, Maine.
Danielle A. Fuschetti represents employers in matters ranging from complex wage and hour class actions to traditional labor disputes. During …
Sarah Bell is a member of Pryor Cashman’s Litigation and Labor & Employment Groups, handling complex commercial litigation and discrimination claims. Sarah represents corporations, family-owned businesses and individuals in federal and state trial and appellate courts, as well as in arbitrations and mediations. Her clients come from a cross-section of industries, including the food and beverage, banking, fashion, publishing and entertainment sectors. In her defense work, Sarah brings a deep understanding of issues related to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This knowledge helps her develop effective defense strategies in litigation related to accessibility matters and discrimination claims. She also counsels clients on ADA mandates to ensure regulatory compliance and provides guidance on actions they can take to avoid potential lawsuits. In addition, Sarah has acted as a mediator in ADA disputes.
Sarah Bell is a member of Pryor Cashman’s Litigation and Labor & Employment Groups, handling complex commercial litigation and discrimination …
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About Littler Mendelson P.C.
Littler is the largest global employment and labor law practice with more than 1,000 attorneys in over 60 offices worldwide. Littler represents management in all aspects of employment and labor law and serves as a single source solution provider to the global employer community. Consistently recognized in the industry as a leading and innovative law practice, Littler has been litigating, mediating and negotiating some of the most influential employment law cases and labor contracts on record for over 70 years.
About Pryor Cashman LLP
Pryor Cashman LLP (www.pryorcashman.com) is an independent full-service law firm with over 140 attorneys in its main office at 7 Times Square in New York City and an office in Los Angeles. With broad and sophisticated transactional, intellectual property, and litigation practices, Pryor Cashman provides a wide range of services to meet the varying legal needs of institutions, entrepreneurs and individuals. The firm has well-established relationships with law firms throughout the U.S. and the rest of the world to serve its national and international clients.