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Florida Court Rules Grocery Store Website is Subject to the ADA

Recently, the District Court for the Southern District of Florida held in Gil v. Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc., that Winn Dixie’s website violated Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), and awarded the plaintiff attorneys fees and injunctive relief. Many believe this to be the first trial regarding website accessibility to date. While this opinion … Continue Reading

Now What?: ADA’s Website Accessibility Guidelines May Take Longer than Anticipated

Recently, the SC Employers’ Blog alerted you to a rising trend where serial claimants send demand letters to various private companies alleging the company’s website discriminates against individuals who are blind or visually impaired. That blog discussed a proposed Department of Justice (“DOJ”) rule, which would clearly define accessibility guidelines for public accommodations under Title … Continue Reading

What Can Employers Glean from the DOE’s and the DOJ’s Position on the Provision of Transgender Bathrooms under Title IX?

restroom signOn February 22, 2017, the Department of Justice and the Department of Education issued a “Dear Colleague” letter withdrawing the statements of policy and guidance issued by the Department of Education on January 7, 2015 and the Departments of Justice and Education on May 13, 2016. In the February 22, 2017 letter, the Office of … Continue Reading
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