City of Miami Beach
On January 3, 2024, the United States executed a settlement agreement with the city of Miami Beach to resolve its claims that the city violated Title I of the ADA by asking police applicants to take medical and psychological exams too early in the hiring process. Under the agreement, the city will ensure that its hiring practices comply with the ADA, including the timing of medical examinations, and will train its employees on this requirement. When requested, the city will provide an applicant whose conditional job offer is revoked with the reason why, including any medical or disability-related reasons. The city will also host a training on the ADA and best practices for background investigations for representatives from Florida’s municipal and county law enforcement agencies.