House passes bill weakening Americans With Disabilities Act

February 23, 2018

The House of Representatives has passed a bill weakening Americans With Disabilities Act, according to an article on The Washington Post website.

Disability rights advocates and Democratic leaders say the bill removes incentives for businesses to comply with the law.

“We know of no other law that outlaws discrimination but permits entities to discriminate with impunity until victims experience that discrimination and educate the entities perpetrating it about their obligations not to discriminate,” said a September letter from the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities signed by more than 200 disability rights groups.

Proponents say the bill is aimed at curbing unscrupulous lawyers who seek profit by threatening businesses with litigation without actually seeking to improve access for the disabled.

Read the article.



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