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Tag Archives: Americans with Disabilities Act

STEPHEN P. PLATT v. BOARD OF APPEALS, MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING, AND REGULATION

Appellant Stephen Platt is a deaf man who was fired from his job for allegedly signing obscenities in American Sign Language. Platt sought unemployment compensation, but was denied benefits by a Claims Specialist because he had engaged in gross misconduct. He appeals.

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Class action: Inadequate call center for paratransit programs violates ADA

The Maryland Transit Administration's paratransit system violates the American Disabilities Act by "substantially limiting" service due to "inadequate" telephone and call center operations, according to a class-action lawsuit filed Friday.

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