Jerry from Waupaca awarded $44,513*... Michael from Neenah awarded $60,000*... Jerry from Somers awarded $40,500*... Kathleen from Athens awarded $30,000*... Rolf from Stoughton awarded $35,000*... Charles from Menasha awarded $29,500*... Linda from Black River Falls awarded $24,500*... Charles from Freedom awarded $21,500*... Jerome from Menominee awarded $21,500*... Thomas from Amherst awarded $55,000*... Jerry from Durand awarded $29,000*... Michael from Oshkosh awarded $33,000*... Charles from New London awarded $22,500*... Stephen from Wauwatsoa awarded $16,250*... Steven from Lavalle awarded $27,000*... Richard from Saxon awarded $27,500*... Peter from Marinette awarded $29,000*... Kevin from Omro awarded $45,000*... Kranski from Black Creek WI awarded $26,773.13*... Garry from Edgar awarded $26,773.13*... Daniel from Appleton awarded $19,596.60*... Michael from Neenah awarded $47,619.00*... Jerry from Waupaca awarded $35,610.62*... Brian from Wausau awarded $12,430.00*... Roger from Green Bay awarded $14,397.00*... Belinda from Milwaukee awarded $10,030.00*... Ronald from Fond du Lac awarded $14,755.00... Richard from Kewaskum awarded $15,153.07... Marcel from Beaver Dam awarded $12,931.50... Gail from Prarie du Sac awarded $9,580.00... Richard from Antigo awarded $18,030.00*... Nadine from Wausau awarded $7,597.00*... Daniel from New Holstein awarded $14,000*... Shirley from Oshkosh awarded $18,000*... Robert from Fond du Lac awarded $15,000*... Kenneth from Milwaukee awarded $10,000*... *Not all claims qualify. Award amounts vary on a case-by-case basis.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Americans with Disabilities Act

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 Public Law 101-336, prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability by public entities. Senator Tom Harkin was the author of the bill, and when he came to the stage to have a speech, the first part of it was done in sign language as well, for his brother to understand. The bill was signed in 1990 by president George H.W.bush. It is based on, and similar to the Civil Right Act of 1964 which made discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality etc illegal.However, unlike this act, The ADA demands that emplyees with disabilities get some accommodations which are reasonable on their workplace. The Americans with Disabilities include both mental and physical condition. It does not have the be permanent or hard to be a disability. Conditions that are usually seen as disabilities are: deafness, blindness, some form of intellectual disability, missing limbs or other problems with mobility which requires wheelchairs; cerebral palsy, diabetes, epilepsy, cancer, autism, post-traumatic stress disorders etc. There are also some condition which are excluded from the term disability, to prevent any case of abuse. These are: kleptomania, pedophilia, exhibitionism etc. It can easily be abused, because someone could, for example, steel things and blame it on kleptomania. Therefore one can easily get away with stealing.