MT 3.0 hours Fair Housing, Discrimination, and the Market Place - Course Syllabus

Course Syllabus:

3.0 Continuing Education Hours

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 provides nondiscrimination protection for individuals with disabilities in the areas of employment, public services, transportation, access to public facilities and telecommunications. Its purpose is to provide a clear and comprehensive national mandate for the elimination of discrimination against individuals with disabilities.

An individual with a disability is a person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities. The ADA was enacted to guarantee to those with mental or physical disabilities equal opportunities to employment, state, local and federal government services, public accommodations, telecommunications, and transportation.

Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act requires that businesses with 15 or more employees may not discriminate in hiring or promotion, or job placement against an individual with a disability if the person is otherwise qualified to perform the job. They must also make reasonable accommodations for such an individual.

Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act covers businesses and nonprofit service companies that are public accommodations. Public accommodations are private entities who own, lease or operate facilities such as restaurants, retail stores, recreation facilities, etc. Public accommodations must comply with nondiscrimination requirements that prohibit exclusion, segregation, and unequal treatment whenever it is reasonable to do so. Transportation services provided by private entities are also covered by Title III.

This course covers the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. Topics included reasonable accommodations, job restructuring, undue hardships and public accommodations. Case studies are provided to aid with a more in-depth understanding the of the material.