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National Disability Discrimination Tour: Los Angeles

  • Published: 2012-09-10 : Author: The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
  • Synopsis: Commissioners of the EEOC will visit Los Angeles Calif Thursday Sept 13 2012 to explain and discuss the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act.
The Americans with Disabilities Act
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) - A law enacted by U.S. Congress in 1990 signed into law on July 26, 1990, by President George H. W. Bush, and later amended with changes effective January 1, 2009. The ADA is a wide-ranging civil rights law that prohibits, under certain circumstances, discrimination based on disability.

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Two Commissioners of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) will visit Los Angeles, Calif. on Thursday, September 13, 2012, as part of a cross-country tour to explain and discuss the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA). The training seminar, to be held at the Four Points by Sheraton LAX, is aimed at business owners and executives, employment law practitioners, human resources or EEO specialists and managers dealing with issues of reasonable accommodation.

EEOC Commissioners Chai Feldblum, a Democrat, and Victoria A. Lipnic, a Republican, will headline the agency-sponsored training seminar in Los Angeles, as well as Seattle, Boston and Miami. The Washington D.C.-based Commissioners, and other speakers from various organizations, will focus on the crucial subject of reasonable accommodations for employees with disabilities under the ADAAA.

"The ADAAA cross-country tour is an unprecedented undertaking by the EEOC, featuring first-hand instruction by two of the chief decision makers for our federal agency," said Olophius Perry, district director of the EEOC's Los Angeles District Office. "To hear directly from the Commissioners, along with several local experts, is an invaluable resource for those grappling with the law on disability discrimination and reasonable accommodation."

In the morning, the Commissioners will cover the basics of reasonable accommodation - including essential functions and job descriptions - as well as special issues related to leave, modified schedules and telecommuting as reasonable accommodations. Dr. Richard Pimentel, famed disability rights advocate and the subject of the movie "The Music Within," will deliver the keynote luncheon address. Designed to continue the dialog and tackle real-world scenarios, the afternoon panel sessions include:

The ADAAA, signed into law in 2008, amended the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). The ADAAA made important changes to the definition of the term "disability" and rejected the holdings of several Supreme Court decisions and portions of the EEOC's ADA regulations that adopted a narrow interpretation of "disability." The ADAAA emphasizes that the definition of disability should be construed broadly in favor of coverage. The effect of these changes is to make it easier for an individual seeking protection under the ADA to establish that he or she has a disability within the act's meaning.

The remaining dates and locations of the ADAAA events are:

To register or to get more information regarding the seminar, please visit the EEOC Training Institute website at:

The EEOC is responsible for enforcing federal laws against employment discrimination. Further information is available at

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