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Contacting U.S. Senators

All questions and comments regarding public policy issues, legislation, or requests for personal assistance should be directed to the senators from your state. Please be aware that as a matter of professional courtesy, many senators will acknowledge, but not respond to, a message from another senator's constituent.

Disability Discrimination in Employment

Do you feel you have been discriminated against because of a disability? This resource goes over disability discrimination in employment situations and the process to file a disability discrimination claim.

Discrimination in Schools and Higher Education

U.S. Dept. of Justice (DOJ) website and The Civil Rights Division, Educational Opportunities Section, which, enforces several federal civil rights laws which prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, language, sex, religion, and disability in schools and institutions of higher education.

Filing a Charge of Discrimination in the State of Louisiana

Discriminated at work because of your race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or genetic information? This resource goes over the process to file an employment discrimination claim in a Louisiana state court.

Find your U.S. Congressional Representative

Link to the page to find out who your U.S. Representative is. You'll need your regular zip code plus the extra four (4) digits at the end. If you do not know the extra 4 digits, this site has a link to the U.S. Postal Service site, which will help you find your full zip code.

How to File a Discrimination Complaint with the Office for Civil Rights

Anyone who believes that an education institution that receives federal financial assistance has discriminated against someone on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age, or who believes that a public elementary or secondary school, or state or local education agency has violated the Boy Scouts of America Equal Access Act, may file a complaint. The person or organization filing the complaint need not be a victim of the alleged discrimination but may complain on behalf of another person or group.

Living in the United States: A Guide for Immigrant Youth

Information about many issues immigrant youth face when living in the United States. Topics include citizenship, Social Security numbers, taxes, public benefits, going to college, and more. English/Spanish/Korean available.

Retaliation in Employment Discrimination

Do you feel you have been retaliated against? This resource goes over retaliation as the basis of discrimination process in employment situations and the process to file a retaliation claim.

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) Employment Discrimination

Do you feel you have been discriminated against because of your sexual orientation or gender identity (SOGI)? This resource goes over the SOGI discrimination process in employment situations and the process to file a SOGI discrimination claim.

Waivers of Discrimination Claims in Employee Severance Agreements

Many employers offer departing employees money or benefits in exchange for a release (or “waiver”) of liability for all claims connected with the employment relationship, including discrimination claims under the civil rights laws enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) -- the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the Equal Pay Act (EPA). Includes what to do if you are offered a severance agreement in exchange for a waiver of your actual or potential discrimination claims, basic information about severance agreements, and when a waiver is valid.

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