Americans with Disabilities Act News

Supreme Court Rules Against Discrimination Claim for Emotional Distress

The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the dismissal of a discrimination lawsuit filed by a deaf, legally blind woman against a physical therapy business that wouldn’t provide an American Sign Language interpreter for her appointments. In a 6-3 ruling with …

US Businesses Get Hit With Record Numbers of Disability Lawsuits

U.S. small businesses have been battling soaring inflation, labor shortages and supply-chain snarls during the pandemic. Now many are hit by another unexpected challenge: disability lawsuits. Industry associations and business owners say serial plaintiffs filing dozens or hundreds of cases …

NCCI Report Warns of ‘Alarming and Sobering’ Impact from Long-Haul COVID

About 10% of people who contracted COVID-19 continue to suffer persistent symptoms months later, creating the potential for millions of people to suffer functional impairment for extended lengths of time, according to a report released Wednesday by the National Council …

Pregnancy Discrimination Continues, 41 Years After Banned by Federal Law

For 41 years, federal law has banned pregnancy discrimination in the workplace. But the stories tumbling out this week show it’s far from eradicated. Prompted by presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren’s claim that she was forced out of a teaching job …

Supreme Court Rejects Domino’s on Blind Man’s Website Lawsuit

The U.S. Supreme Court rejected an appeal from Domino’s Pizza Inc., leaving the company to face a lawsuit by a blind man who says its website and mobile-phone app don’t comply with a federal disabilities law. Corporate trade groups had …

Lawsuit Alleges Safeco Field Discriminates Against Wheelchair Users

Wheelchair users attending Seattle Mariners baseball games at Safeco Field get a “second-class” experience, a nonprofit disability-rights law firm says, and has filed a discrimination lawsuit. The Seattle Times reports that Washington Civil and Disability Advocate filed the lawsuit earlier …

Los Angeles Agrees to Spend $1B to Fix Sidewalks

Los Angeles has agreed to spend about $1 billion over 30 years to repair its sidewalks to settle a lawsuit filed by disabled residents. The City Council on Wednesday agreed to fund repairs to resolve a lawsuit filed 4 1/2 …

Iowa Juror Sent Message with $240M Verdict for Abused Disabled Workers

A juror says she wanted to send a message by supporting a historic $240 million verdict for 32 mentally disabled men who faced decades of abuse by a Texas company: Never again. Juror Robin Griebel outlined her rationale for awarding …