ADA in the News May 9, 2022

Complaint filed by the United States against the Town of Clarksville, Indiana

Complainant is an individual with a disability within the meaning of 42 U.S.C. § 12102 because he has the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), a physical impairment that “substantially limits immune function.” 29 C.F.R. § 1630.2(j)(3)(iii). Complainant is also an individual with a disability within the meaning of the ADA because Defendant regarded Complainant as having a disability when it withdrew his conditional offer of employment based on his perceived impairment. 42 U.S.C. § 12102(3).


Justice Department Secures Agreement with Hotel in Columbus, Ohio, to Ensure Access for People with Disabilities

The Justice Department today entered into an agreementunder the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) with the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites in Columbus, Ohio. The department reached the agreement with Badrivishal LLC, which owns and operates the hotel. The agreement requires a series of modifications to provide better access for customers with disabilities, including those who use wheelchairs.

The Civil Rights Division launched an investigation after it received a complaint from a couple who claimed that they reserved accessible rooms after being told by hotel staff that the rooms had accessible “roll-in” showers fitted for wheelchairs. Upon arrival during the Thanksgiving holiday, neither of the bathrooms had a roll-in shower and the couple were forced to find a different hotel.


U.S. Attorney’s Office Reaches ADA Settlement with Milnor Public School District

Interim United States Attorney Nicholas W. Chase announced today that the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of North Dakota entered into a settlement agreement with the Milnor Public School District ("School District") to resolve an allegation that the School District violated the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ("ADA").

The settlement agreement resolves an ADA complaint alleging that the newly constructed playground at the Milnor Public School is inaccessible to students with disabilities, and that the School District failed to provide accessible transportation to a student with a disability for a field trip.



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