SAFEWAY SETTLEMENT RINGS ALERT OVER ADA

OAKLAND, Calif. -- The settlement of a lawsuit against Oakland-based Safeway concerning accommodations for disabled shoppers has put the industry on alert that the federal government is serious about enforcing the Americans with Disabilities Act. A Justice Department official told SN last week the department is reviewing several complaints filed by supermarket customers alleging ADA violations. The

OAKLAND, Calif. -- The settlement of a lawsuit against Oakland-based Safeway concerning accommodations for disabled shoppers has put the industry on alert that the federal government is serious about enforcing the Americans with Disabilities Act. A Justice Department official told SN last week the department is reviewing several complaints filed by supermarket customers alleging ADA violations. The official declined to name targeted operators, or to specify what actions might be pending again

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