Disability Access Commission

Town Requests and Information

Town of Burlington Disability Access Commission
    Phone (781) 270-1740                                                                        Email  dac@burlington.org




The Town of Burlington
Grievance Procedure under
The Americans with Disabilities Act
 

This Grievance Procedure is established to meet the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ("ADA").  It may be used by anyone who wishes to file a complaint alleging discrimination on the basis of disability in the provision of services, activities, programs, or benefits by the Town of Burlington.  The Town of Burlington's Personnel Policy governs employment-related complaints of disability discrimination. 

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.  Alternative means of filing complaints, such as personal interviews or a tape recording of the complaint, will be made available for persons with disabilities upon request.

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:                                               

Christopher Hanafin
Disability Access Coordinator (DAC)
61 Center Street, Burlington, MA 01803

Within 15 calendar days after receipt of the complaint, DAC Coordinator will meet with the complainant to discuss the complaint and the possible resolutions.  Within 15 calendar days of the meeting, DAC Coordinator will respond in writing, and where appropriate, in a format accessible to the complainant, such as large print, Braille, or audio tape.  The response will explain the position of the Town of Burlingtonand offer options for substantive resolution of the complaint.

If the response by DAC Coordinator does not satisfactorily resolve the issue, the complainant or his/her designee may appeal the decision within 15 calendar days after receipt of the response to theTown Administrator or his/her designee.

Within 15 calendar days after receipt of the appeal, the Town Administrator will meet with the complainant to discuss the complaint and possible resolutions.  Within 15 calendar days after the meeting, the Town Administrator will respond in writing, and, where appropriate, in a format accessible to the complainant, with a final resolution of the complaint.

All written complaints received by DAC Coordinator, appeals to the Town Administrator, and responses from these two offices will be retained by the Town of Burlington for at least three years.