The ADA and your restaurant at Point of Sale Checkout could be the next lawsuit…here’s why



The ADA and your restaurant at Point of Sale Checkout could be the next lawsuit...here's why

Every day new ADA lawsuits are being filed against businesses and many business owners ask and here is why. The American Disabilities Act TITLE III is a set of federal compliance laws that must be abide by, it is not a rule or a suggestion.  The Department of Justice (DOJ) does enforce the ADA Compliance Laws. Now, the Point-of-Sale Checkout is a huge target for ADA lawsuits.

Most every business in the brick and mortar space has special ADA parking for accessibility as well as the accessible restrooms. While those are important, they are optional to use. The one place in a store every paying customer does have to use,-is the point of sale checkout.

The best way to avoid these issues is to be proactive and not reactive to a compliance complaint.

Considering the ADA fines start at $4,000 per-complaint, it is well worth the small investment to mount an “Access for All” ADA and PCI-DSS compliant mounting stands for your credit card reader at your checkout counters.

The ADA and your restaurant at Point of Sale Checkout could be the next lawsuit...here's why

As stated directly by the Department of Justice, “The Department of Justice may file lawsuits in federal court to enforce the ADA, and courts may order compensatory damages and back pay to remedy discrimination if the Department prevails. Under title III, the Department of Justice may also obtain civil penalties of up to $55,000 for the first violation and $110,000 for any subsequent violation”. Keep in mind that States, counties and cities also enforce ADA compliance as well as private complaints and lawsuits are spreading fast.

If your business is ready to fix your point of sale at the customer checkout counter, go to www.taylorstands.com or call 202-370-6249 and get the ADA compliance fixed before you become the target of an ADA complaint or ADA Compliance lawsuit.