Roland Stock
627 North Fourth Street
P.O. Box 902
Reading, PA 19603
Phone: 610-372-5588
Fax: 610-372-5957
Other offices:
Fleetwood, PA
Oley, PA
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Civil Rights Housing Matters

 
At Roland Stock, LLC, we provide counsel to housing authorities and other landlords and property owners in dealing with federal and state antidiscrimination laws. Landlords and property owners need to understand their civil rights obligations under several different laws.

Our attorneys can assist landlords in understanding and dealing with issues that may arise under the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act, the Federal Fair Housing Act, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act, and local ordinances.  Claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act may be filed against landlords who discriminate or do not provide reasonable accommodations to their tenants, and also may be filed against public accommodations, such as restaurants, theaters, and other businesses that are open to the public, if the public areas are not accessible to the disabled, or if there has been discrimination against the disabled.

Our lawyers have experience dealing with the state and federal agencies that investigate and prosecute civil rights housing and public accommodation claims. We can help you through the process, assist in analyzing claims and the best strategies for proceeding. Our attorneys have defended discrimination claims based on such protected categories as race, age, sex, national origin and disability, as well as retaliation claims. We have counseled clients on their reasonable accommodation responsibilities, including the requirements under UFAS, the Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards.

If you have any legal issues in any of these areas, please contact Edwin L. Stock at estock@rolandstock.com.  Let us put our experience to work for you.