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Can a non-profit disabled rights group pay its employees / independent contractors money in order to visit local businesses to ensure compliance with the ADA.
The employees would have a disability and would presumably have a hard time with accommodations at some of the facilities.
The non-profit would then sue the business that have deficiencies for failure to comply with the ADA.
Is the payment from the non-profit to the independent contractor / employee for finding ADA violations and then suing on behalf of the disabled person illegal?
If so, is there any other way to accomplish the same goal. Which is 1) generate attorney's fees and 2) ensure better compliance with the ADA.
Which if any laws would be broken here? Thank you.
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Want to make sure that the question is clear. The employees / contractors will be paid upfront and not out of any settlement proceeds.
The non-profit entity would want to be the plaintiff in any court case.
Let me know if this changes your awnser. Thank you.
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