The Americans with Disabilities Act
As the owner of a small business, there are many different rules, laws, and regulations with which you must be familiar so that you do not unknowingly violate the rights of your employees, customers, or other individuals. Larger companies typically have the resources that are necessary to delegate the oversight of policies and procedures to one individual or department whose primary function is to ensure compliance. But that is a luxury that you do not yet have, and breaking important employment laws is a mistake that you cannot afford to make.
The Americans with Disabilities Act is one of the most important laws that you must bear in mind in your company’s operation, and we can help you to develop a full understanding of what it takes to stay on the right side of the law. Contact the Des Moines business lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at (877) 327-2600 to speak with an experienced attorney about your needs.
Important Requirements of the ADA
The Americans with Disabilities Act is intended to protect persons who suffer adverse physical or mental conditions against discrimination in hiring and employment as well as other spheres of life. The specific wording of the law states that “qualified individuals with disabilities” must not be judged unfairly or differently during any phase of employment. Qualification as disabled requires the following of the individual in question:
- He or she has an impairment that compromises at least one “major life activity”
- There is documentation establishing the presence of such an impairment
- The average person would consider him or her to be impaired as such
Take the time now to prevent costly litigation later. Contact the Des Moines business lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at (877) 327-2600.