CDF Webinar: Website Disability Access Lawsuits: What Companies Need to Know
BREAKING NEWS: This past week, a bi-partisan group of 103 members of Congress wrote a letter to the Attorney General urging the U.S. Department of Justice to publically declare private website disability access lawsuits unfair and a violation of basic due process principles without clear statutory authority. This comes just two weeks after the World Wide Web Consortium published its updated guidelines (WCAG 2.1), adding 17 additional guidelines for addressing access barriers. How is this likely to impact website disability access lawsuits going forward?
Find out this Thursday, June 28 at the CDF Webinar: Website Disability Access Lawsuits: What Companies Need to Know.
There has been a surge of website disability access lawsuits filed in California and demand letters sent to companies in virtually every type of industry, alleging that public accommodation websites are not accessible to users with disabilities and thus non-compliant. Plaintiffs in these lawsuits typically allege the website violates Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and/or state non-discrimination laws, namely California’s Unruh Civil Rights Act. Recently, alleged violations of California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) are also being added to this growing list of statutory violations for non-compliant websites in some cases.
During this webinar, Brian E. Cole II will address what an accessible or compliant website entails, the legal trends in this area, the current regulatory landscape and strategies for responding to website disability access lawsuits or demand letters.
This program is available for SHRM, HRCI and CA MCLE Credit.
Brian Cole II
In his counsel to California employers, Brian E. Cole II has extensive experience with employment litigation involving wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, breach of contract, unfair competition, and wage and hour…
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