Disability Civil Rights


Photo Credit: Juliet Barbin

Photo Credit: Juliet Barbin

According to the last census, 56.7 million Americans had a disability in 2010. In other words, nearly one out of every five people in this country fall into this group—employees, clients, customers, students, and constituents. Accordingly, there is a constellation of federal and state laws that secure various rights for persons with disabilities. Perhaps the best known is the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ADA is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities and attempts to ensure equal opportunity for persons with disabilities in all areas of public life.  Without taking other laws into account, the impact of just the ADA alone is enormous, placing various obligations on employers, businesses, and your local and state government.

Have you been denied accommodations that you think should be afforded to you? If you're a business owner, do you want to serve your clients and employees well as well as proactively reduce your exposure to suit? If you've been sued or have a complaint against you, are you unsure of your obligations under various disability civil rights laws? If you are in Louisiana, contact John Veazey Law today for assistance with claims or consultation.