Notice and Grievance Procedure - ADA

TOWN OF WESTPORT
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT NOTICE

The Town of Westport does not discriminate on the basis of disability in admission to, access to, or operations of its programs, services, or activities. The Town of Westport does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employment practices.

This notice is provided as required by Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Questions, concerns, complaints, or requests for additional information regarding  the ADA may be forwarded to the Town of Westport's designated ADA Coordinator.

John Healey
Town Administrator
Westport Town Hall
816 Main Road
Westport, MA 02790
(508) 636-1150

Individuals who need auxiliary aids for effective communication in programs and services of the Town of Westport are invited to make their needs and preferences known to the ADA Compliance Coordinator.

This notice is available in large print, on audio tape, and in Braille, from the ADA Compliance Coordinator.

 

TOWN OF WESTPORT GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE
FOR AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT COMPLAINTS

The following Grievance Procedure is established to meet the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. It may be used by anyone who wishes to file a complaint alleging discrimination on the basis of disability in employment practices and policies or the provision of services, activities, programs and benefits by the Town of Westport. The complaint should be in writing and contain information about the alleged discrimination such as name, address, phone number of complainant and location, date and description of the problem. Reasonable accommodations, such as personal interviews or a tape recording of the complaint, will be made available for persons with disabilities who are unable to submit a written complaint. The complaint should be submitted by the grievant and/or his/her designee as soon as possible but no later than 60 calendar days after the alleged violation to:

John Healey
Town Administrator
Town Hall
816 Main Road
Westport, MA 02790

Within 15 calendar days after receipt of the complaint the Town Administrator will meet with the complainant to discuss the complaint and possible resolution. Within 15 calendar days after the meeting, the Town Administrator will respond in writing, and where appropriate in a format accessible to the complainant such as audiotape. The response will explain the position of the Town of Westport and offer opinions for substantive resolution of the complaint. If the response by the Town Administrator does not satisfactorily resolve the issue, the complainant and/or his/her designee may appeal the decision of the Town Administrator within 15 calendar days after receipt of the response to the Board of Selectmen or their designee. Within 15 calendar days after receipt of the appeal, the Board of Selectmen or their designee will meet with the complainant to discuss the complaint and possible resolutions. Within 15 days after the meeting the Board of Selectmen or their designee will respond in writing, and where appropriate in a format accessible to the complainant such as audiotape, with a final resolution of the complaint. All complaints received by the Town Administrator, appeals to the Board of Selectmen or their designee, and responses from the Town Administrator and the Board of Selectmen or their designee will be kept by the Town of Westport for at least three years.

Adopted by the Board of Selectmen February 7, 2011