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Why would someone get a fine when using a disabled parking space when the disabled person is not in the car?

There isn't any indication in that news story that the disabled son was anywhere nearby. I agree the situation you describe sounds like a legitimate use of the placard, but it seems in this situation, ...
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Would I have a reasonable cause of action to consider suing a science centre for violating disability rights law?

I think there's a reasonable argument to be made. ADA requires reasonable accommodations for disabilities, but there's always going to be a fight over what is reasonable. What's pretty clear, though,...
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Would I have a reasonable cause of action to consider suing a science centre for violating disability rights law?

“Maximum conservation” Museums rarely allow anyone except trained conservators to touch any exhibit. Besides the real risk of physical damage, human skin is covered with a cocktail of bacteria and ...
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Can someone who has been disbarred act as a scribe for a disabled lawyer?

In New Mexico, where Better Call Saul is set, N.M. R. Prof'l. Cond. 16-505 prohibits an attorney from employing a suspended or disbarred attorney as a law clerk or paralegal only if there is an order ...
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Is being left-handed a protected class in US discrimination law?

In the US, it seems not It appears that left-handedness is not considered a disability under the Americans with Disability Act (ADA). The "ADA Title III Technical Assistance Manual" reads ...
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Is it legal for the court to force administer ABA therapy on autistic patients?

In the US, it stems from some statute, such as RCW Ch. 71.05 in Washington state, which starts by stating the rationale for the law, and which are to protect the health and safety of persons suffering ...
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Can I legally deny entry to service dogs because I have cats in my store?

According to This official FAQ page: Q25. When can service animals be excluded? A. The ADA does not require covered entities to modify policies, practices, or procedures if it would “...
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Are disabilities taken into consideration when establishing jurisdiction?

No In general, there is no need for a plaintiff, defendant, or witness to attend court in person if there is a legitimate impediment to them doing so. Parties can be represented by their lawyers, ...
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Is addiction a disability?

You didn't specify the context so I am assuming you mean for the purpose of anti-discrimination laws. If so, the definition of disability is found in Section 6 of the Equality Act 2010: (1) A person (...
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Why would someone get a fine when using a disabled parking space when the disabled person is not in the car?

Had the driver been able to prove that they were picking up the disabled person, the ticket should never have been issued and the permit never confiscated. It would have made sense if the disabled ...
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Would I have a reasonable cause of action to consider suing a science centre for violating disability rights law?

The other answers here are good, but IMO are missing a key point. The Shuttle Orbiter is currently displayed on a structure that appears to be ~20 feet off the ground (pictured below). As access to ...
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Would I have a reasonable cause of action to consider suing a science centre for violating disability rights law?

Would I have a reasonable cause of action to consider suing a science centre for violating disability rights law? If they do not have a comprehensive audio description of what sighted people can see, ...
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How can federal law require seating for disabled people in a city train?

The basic constitutional underpinning is the Commerce Clause and the 14th amendment (see Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990, Pub. L. No. 101-336 § 2(b)(4)). As a general rule, if you do a thing ...
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Is addiction a disability?

Just to add to JBentley's answer for completeness, as the question is tagged united-kingdom and the Equality Act 2010 does not apply in northern-ireland:- In Northern Ireland, the definition of '...
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Who do I contact regarding DA not charging sexual assault offender

A district attorney has discretion to decide whether to prosecute. A district attorney may be appointed by e.g. a county board of commissioners, or they may be elected. The electorate has the ...
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Can I file a job discrimination lawsuit against a company that repeatedly rejects me?

You can file a lawsuit of course. The question is whether you have any evidence whatsoever that they didn't hire you because of illegal discrimination. As you say yourself, they didn't hire you "for ...
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Disabled fiancée is harassed by her father and I'm a witness. Am I an accomplice from not helping?

You are 500km away and you neither intend to do her harm, nor are you personally doing her harm. You are not an accomplice by any means. You may, appropriately, feel a moral obligation to do as much ...
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Argument related to handicap parking spots in a business

No, even if not used, they are explicitly required by federal law! The History of handicapped parking started in the 60s. In the late 1960s, Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act banned discrimination ...
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Take action against a hotel for negligence in accommodating a disabled guest?

You have "standing" to take legal action, given the particularized injury you've suffered. If you're interested in doing so, you would talk to a civil-rights or disability-rights lawyer. ...
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what types of businesses or service providers must give concessionary pricing to those in benefits and/or disabled?

Custom is more important than the law AFAIK there is no legal requirement to provide concessional pricing for any goods or services. Custom dictates that this is more common for services than for ...
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Elevators in Apt Bldg Reserved for Move-In/Out - ADA Violation?

Possibly I skimmed through my copy of the 2010 ADA to try and glean this answer, but there's a few things that are making it difficult to definitively determine. The most pertinent thing is the ...
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Percentage of Restaurant Tables Appropriate for Wheelchairs

The ADA Standards , in section 226.1 requires that: Where dining surfaces are provided for the consumption of food or drink, at least 5 percent of the seating spaces and standing spaces at the ...
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Can an employer place someone on medical leave even though a doctor says they are ok to work?

Normally, an employer can decide whether someone is allowed to go on leave or not. If someone has a covered disability, that must be accommodated, except to the extent that the disability makes the ...
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Does the Americans with Disabilities Act require deleting/blocking media that is not accessible?

I believe the relevant section is 28 CFR 35.150 - Existing facilities § 35.150 Existing facilities: (a)General. A public entity shall operate each service, program, or activity so that the service, ...
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Claiming workplace vaccine exemption

If the requirement is imposed by an employer, then the basis for an exemption, if any, would be whatever the employer choose to allow, unless some applicable law required some particular exemption. ...
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Job interview and negotiation for reasonable accommodations

This is covered by the page Job Applicants and the ADA from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. There it is said: I have a disability and will need an accommodation for the job ...
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Possible legal repercussions for ignoring reasonable accommodation requests

Note that while a person can request a specific accommodation, an employer or potential employer is not required to grant the specific accommodation requested. Some other accommodation which (the ...
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