The Americans with Disabilities Act recently celebrated its 25th anniversary. The anniversary kicked off celebrations of, according to the U.S. Department of Justice, the nation’s commitment “to eliminating discrimination against people with disabilities.”

And while even this employer advocate lauds the purposes behind the ADA and the ways it has improved the lives of individuals with disabilities, it is also hard to argue with the argument that ADA has had its fair share of hiccups and generated lawsuits many believe constitute abuse of the ADA for personal gain, particularly in California (including by one individual who does not even reside in California, but reportedly makes an annual trip to the Golden State for the purpose of filing shakedown ADA lawsuits).

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