July 15, 2014

Question:  Can an Alabama business avoid complying with the ADA's mandate to make readily achievable modifications to existing inaccessible toilet rooms, as necessary to make them wheelchair accessible, by designating the toilet rooms as for "Employees Only?"

Answer:  No. 

Alabama has adopted the International Plumbing Code (IPC). http://www.bc.state.al.us/buildingcode.htm

The IPC requires public toilet rooms in all structures and tenant spaces intended for public utilization--the only e...

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