Plantation Florida Disability Discrimination Attorneys
Light & Gonzalez PLLC handles discrimination litigation cases throughout South Florida. If you have been the victim of discrimination because your disability, contact our firm today to request a free consultation. We are available for consultation in Plantation Florida and will handle matters throughout Broward, Miami-Dade or Palm Beach Counties. Victims of discrimination often suffer from embarrassment, stress, and emotional harm from something they have no control over; their disability. Our Plantation Florida Disability Discrimination Lawyers will thoughtfully listen to the facts of your case as you explain them, and we will advise you as to whether or not we believe you have been the victim of illegal disability discrimination. Not all forms of discrimination are actionable, but at Light & Gonzalez, PLLC we will let you know what your legal rights are. Request a free consultation today to speak with our Plantation Florida Disability Discrimination Lawyers.
Planation Florida Disability Discrimination Lawyers
Have you been a victim of discrimination because of your Disability? Light & Gonzalez, PLLC may be able to help you file a claim to recover damages. The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (commonly referred to as the “ADA”) strives to ensure that individuals with disabilities have an equal opportunity in employment, State and local government services, public accommodations, commercial facilities, and transportation. Contact the Plantation Florida Disability Discrimination Lawyers at Light & Gonzalez, PLLC today.
Contact a South Florida Disability Discrimination Lawyer to Learn About Your Legal Rights
Title III of the ADA, ensures that no person may be denied a public accommodation on the basis of a disability. Thus, a disabled individual must have the full and equal enjoyment of the public accommodation’s goods, services, facilities, privileges, advantages, or accommodations pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 12182, 28 C.F.R. Part 36.
Disability Discrimination in a Place of Public Accommodation
Title III of the ADA provides that no place of public accommodation is allowed to discriminate against an individual on the basis of their disability in the full and equal enjoyment of the goods, services, facilities, privileges, advantages, or accommodations of a place of public accommodation. 42 U.S.C. § 12182(a); 28 C.F.R. § 36.301(a).
What is a Place of Public Accommodation?
Pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 12182(b)(2)(A) and 28 C.F.R. § 36.302(a), a place of public accommodation is required to make reasonable modifications to its policies, practices, and procedures when the modifications are necessary to afford goods, services, facilities, privileges, advantages, or accommodations to individuals with disabilities, unless making such modifications would fundamentally alter the nature of the goods, services, facilities, privileges, advantages, or accommodations.
Federal statute provides that a place of public accommodation must not impose or apply eligibility criteria that serves to screen out or which tends to screen out an individual with a disability (or any class of individuals with disabilities) from equally and fully enjoying any services, goods, facilities, privileges, advantages, or accommodations, unless such criteria can be show to be necessary for the provision of the goods, services, facilities, privileges, advantages, or accommodations being offered. 42 U.S.C. § 12182(b)(2)(A)(i); 28 C.F.R. § 36.301(a).
Public accommodations must comply with requirements related to architectural standards for both new and altered buildings; reasonable modifications to practices, policies, and procedures; provide effective communication with people with speech, hearing, and vision disabilities; and provide other access requirements. Public accommodations must also remove barriers in existing buildings if it is easy to do so without much difficulty or expense, taking into account the resources of the respective public accommodation.
Does the ADA Protect You and Other People with your disability from Discrimination?
In order for you to be protected by the ADA, you must have a “disability” as defined by the ADA. Alternatively, you may be allowed to bring an action on behalf of an individual if you have a relationship or association with an individual with a disability. The ADA has defined a disability as either a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activities, a person who has a history or record of such an impairment, or a person who is perceived by others as having such an impairment.
At Light & Gonzalez, PLLC we care about the rights of the disabled and assist in giving them a voice to be heard! If you have you visited a place of public accommodation in Plantation Florida and were denied the benefit of enjoyment of the premises because they did not have proper accommodations, then call our Plantation Florida Lawyers today for a free consultation! You may be entitled to compensation for the illegal violation of your rights!
Contact Light & Gonzalez, PLLC today to speak with qualified Plantation Florida disability discrimination attorneys. We are available for consultation in Plantation, Florida and we will discuss thoughtfully consult with you about your potential case.
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