Ensuring compliance with civil rights laws, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act, can be challenging. Often litigation is expensive, contentious and not successful. Structured Negotiation is a collaborative and solution-focused process conducted without the need to file a lawsuit. It differs from mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution because typically no third party is involved; both sides work closely as a team to solve a problem. Structured Negotiation helps companies avoid the high cost, embarrassment and brand damage that can come out of a public civil rights case, while at the same time enabling the company to benefit from the lived experience and expertise of the disability community.
Institute for Human Centered Design invites you to
Lunch & Learn,
Wednesday, November 7, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Seeking Justice and Compliance with Civil Rights Laws While Avoiding the Expense and Delay of Litigation
As a public interest lawyer for more than 44 years, Stan has specialized in safeguarding and expanding the legal rights of individuals with disabilities. Having held a variety of positions during his 17 years at DLC, Stan has focused on special education, public accommodations and employment discrimination cases. His successful efforts include: securing agreements from the three largest banks in Massachusetts to ensure full access to banking services for their customers who are blind or have visual impairments, and more recently coordinating the Law Center’s investigation of excessive restraint and seclusion at Bridgewater State Hospital, which led to a far-reaching settlement to remedy those problems and established DLC as the monitor of that agreement.
Previously, Stan initiated and directed the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Disability Rights Project, which achieved far-reaching settlements, including ones with MCI Communications, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, and Wendy’s Restaurants. He co-edited and authored several chapters in the first and second editions of the well-received MCLE book, The Legal Rights of Individuals with Disabilities. Over the course of his career, Stan has litigated cases across almost all areas of civil rights law and at every level of state and federal courts, including Hensley v. Eckerhart in the United States Supreme Court, and Commonwealth v. Adams in the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.
Date: Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Time: 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Location: Institute for Human Centered Design, 200 Portland St. Boston, MA
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