The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) provides important protections for the millions of people living with physical, cognitive, or emotional impairments. Unfortunately, discriminatory actions and attitudes on the part of others still exist. At the Law Office of Mitchell A. Kline, we act as a strong legal advocate on your side. Our experienced ADA lawyers in Chicago take the legal actions needed to defend your rights and to hold those who discriminate against you accountable.
Legal Protections Under the ADA
The American With Disabilities Act is a federal law that was passed in 1990. It defines what is considered a disability and mandates certain types of protections for disabled people in public life. It contains five titles or key provisions:
Title I, Employment: Title I ensures people with disabilities have the same rights regarding employment and benefits as any other person. It requires employees to make reasonable accommodations for disabled applicants and employees, such as making sure work sites are accessible, adapting job equipment and training materials, and modifying work schedules as needed.
Title II, Public Services: Title II prohibits discrimination in all state and local government programs, including schools, public housing, and social services.
Title III, Public Accommodations: Title III prohibits discrimination in private and public accommodations, such as restaurants, retail stores, hotels, doctor’s offices, recreational facilities, private schools, and daycare centers.
Title IV, Telecommunications: Title IV requires telephone and Internet companies to provide services for individuals with hearing and speech disabilities. It also requires closed captioning for federally funded public service announcements.
Title V, Miscellaneous Provisions: Title V of the ADA contains miscellaneous provisions to protect the rights of disabled people. This includes its impact on insurance providers or benefits and protections against retaliation and coercion in filing claims.
Protecting Your Rights Under the ADA
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 60 million people in the U.S. live with some type of disability. Despite this large number, discrimination still exists. If you suspect your rights under the ADA were violated, reach out to the Law Office of Mitchell A. Kline. Our experienced ADA lawyers in Chicago takes action to defend you, including:
Reviewing how the ADA applies in your case;
Notifying those involved of ADA violations;
Filing a complaint with state or federal agencies;
Initiating an ADA lawsuit on your behalf.
An ADA lawsuit could require the other party to reinstate your job or provide appropriate accommodations. It could also provide a monetary award for damages you suffered.
Reach Out to Our ADA Lawyers in Chicago Today
With more than 30 years of experience defending the rights of disabled clients, you can count on The Law Office of Mitchell A. Kline to act as a strong legal advocate on your side. Call or contact our ADA lawyers in Chicago online and request a consultation today.
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