They're at it again! Did you know that a bill to expand the Unruh Act has been consistently getting majority votes in Sacramento? As if enough businesses have not already closed because of ADA/access lawsuits, a new bill has been introduced to expand discrimination rights to include language. This means that if you have an English-language menu or website, you could be sued for requiring the use of a particular language in your business.
More Californians are sleeping on the streets than ever before. Our state can't pay it's bills. Courts are closing an extra day each month, but shakedown lawsuits continue to increase.
It's time to send a message to Sacramento-- suspend the financial damages provisions of the Unruh Act during this time of fiscal crisis-- we can't afford to lose one more job to greedy lawyers or plaintiffs. There are other, more effective ways of enforcing civil rights laws than a system of minimum damages to professional plaintiffs.
California is now dealing with the consequences of too many years of poorly drafted legislation and legislators who could not recognize a crisis, or just didn't care.
If you would support legislation to maintain a strong incentive to increase accessibilty for people with disabilities, but without a system of mandatory financial damages to professional plaintiffs, please contact us.