Small businesses can claim undue hardship |

Small businesses can claim undue hardship

small businesses can claim undue hardship

Mr. Heinkel stated that several local businesses have had to close their doors due to lack of customers. He blames the drop in the number of customers on the expenses that businesses have incurred defending themselves against disability-related lawsuits. It seems much more likely that the general public is just not spending as much on certain items, such as furniture, and making due with what they have. I base my reasoning on the fact that the Consumer Confidence Index is the lowest it has been in many years and people are just not spending as freely as they have in the past.

The ADA became law in 1990 and businesses have had many years to come into compliance with this law. Business- es are protected from having to make unreasonably expensive modifications under the “Undue Hardship” clause.

Gary Peterson, Benefits Specialist, FREED Center for Independent Living Inc.

Grass Valley

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