Yesterday, the Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights issued the statement, Protecting Civil Rights While Responding to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The statement reiterates that discrimination based on race, sex, religion, national origin, disability, and other protected classes continues to be unlawful during this public health emergency. The statement also provides information on how to report civil rights violations and obtain additional civil rights resources.
The Justice Department today announced a settlement agreement with Walgreen Company (Walgreens), a national retail store and pharmacy chain. The settlement agreement resolves a complaint under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) that alleges that at a Las Vegas, Nevada, pharmacy Walgreens refused to give a customer an influenza vaccination (flu shot) because he has a human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) diagnosis.
2020 marks the 30th anniversary of President George H.W. Bush signing the Americans with Disabilities Act into law. Throughout this 30th anniversary year, the Division is publishing a monthly blog post highlighting the impact that recent ADA enforcement efforts have made in people’s everyday lives. We celebrate the many ways in which the ADA has transformed American society and enabled a generation of Americans with disabilities to thrive.
The United States has entered into an agreement with a national daycare provider to resolve an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) lawsuit. In the lawsuit, the United States alleged that Spring Education Inc. (SEI), formerly known as Nobel Learning Communities Inc., discriminated against a 3-year-old child and her parents in violation of the ADA by refusing to make reasonable modifications to its toileting policy and then expelling the child on the basis of her disability. The child had toileting delays resulting from her disability.