Shira M. Blank and Joshua A. Stein, Members of the Firm in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice, in the firm’s New York office, co-authored an article in SHRM, titled “Viewpoint: Accessibility Challenges Facing Public Accommodations.”
Following is an excerpt:
- As businesses increasingly rely on technology to enhance safety, accessible-technology lawsuits surge.
- Policies requiring customers to cover their faces for safety may expose businesses to disability-discrimination claims.
- When requiring masks, provide effective communication to individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing.
- Social distancing impacts businesses’ obligations under the 2010 ADA standards.