Grocery Compliance Toolkit: American With Disabilities Act

March 15, 2016

Presenter, California Grocers Association

California’s grocers are increasingly seen as great targets for opportunistic drive-by ADA public access lawsuits. Despite recent changes to law, serial plaintiffs have continued to send demand letters and file frivolous lawsuits against grocers in an attempt to extract monetary settlements.

Often, these plaintiffs never actually enter a location or have access interfered with. They also frequently have no intention of working with businesses to help achieve compliance and actually improve access, if needed, for disabled individuals. The situation is especially frustrating for grocers given their commitment to serving the public and providing access to all potential customers.

Downey Brand partner Liz Stallard has created a comprehensive, user-friendly toolkit for Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and was the featured speaker at two CGA-sponsored regional seminars in March.  Liz will be presenting a webinar on April 6, 2016 from 10:00 – 11:00 AM for those unable to attend the March seminars.  Webinar participants will receive an electronic version of the tooklkit, which includes:

  • Overview of public access law
  • Understanding obligations for landlords vs tenants
  • Parking and paths of travel
  • Signage
  • Merchandise access
  • Restrooms
  • Point of Sale Issues
  • Service Animals
  • Much more!

For more information and to register for the April 6, 2016 webinar, please visit the event website.