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Home Depot Agrees to Pay $100,000 Settlement to Former Employee Who Filed Disability Discrimination Claim

By Saady & Saxe, P.A. |

In August, Home Depot, one of the nation’s largest and most popular home improvement retailers, agreed to settle a lawsuit filed by a former employee who accused the company of discriminating against her based on disability. According to the settlement agreement, Home Depot will pay the wronged employee $100,000 in damages, require managers and… Read More »

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Lawsuits Claim that Websites Don’t Accommodate the Disabled

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Hundreds of companies have come under fire in recent months after a slew of class action lawsuits were recently filed against them in federal court. According to the complaints, the websites of Nike, Burger King, Hershey, Pandora, Lord & Taylor, and a number of other well-known companies, don’t comply with the Americans with Disabilities… Read More »

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House Approves Changes to Americans With Disabilities Act

By Saady & Saxe, P.A. |

In February, the House officially passed a law aimed at amending the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If also approved by the Senate, the bill would require those who wish to file a claim against a business for a public accommodations violation to comply with a number of procedural requirements. Some critics have voiced… Read More »

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American Airlines Accused of Discriminating Against Employees with Disabilities

By Saady & Saxe, P.A. |

Last week, American Airlines and one of its subsidiaries agreed to pay approximately $9.8 million in stock to settle claims made by ex-employees who alleged that they were discriminated against as a result of their disabilities. Unfortunately, this type of discrimination against employees with disabilities is not uncommon, so if you or a loved… Read More »

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Transgender Employees and the ADA

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Until recently, employees who had been the victims of discrimination in the workplace were required to file claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, which prohibits sex discrimination in the workplace. However, a federal district court recently held that a transgender employee who suffered from gender dysphoria was also permitted to file… Read More »

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New York City Residents Allege Discrimination by Metropolitan Transportation Authority

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In April, a group of disability organizations and disabled residents filed a class action lawsuit in both state and federal court against the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), which it claims does not provide users with adequate elevators and electric lifts in the New York City subway system. According to the complaints filed by the… Read More »

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Supreme Court Says Students With Disability Claims can File in Federal Court

By Saady & Saxe, P.A. |

In February, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision that will have important repercussions for students with disabilities. According to the Court’s unanimous opinion, students are now permitted to file a claim in federal court under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) without first being required to request an administrative hearing under the Individuals… Read More »

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