Disability Rights And Discrimination
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This category concerns situations in which someone feels they have been discriminated against based on their disability, or when they may have a right based on their disability. This includes situations around disability rights in education; protecting your employment rights while you have a disability; rights to service dogs and companion animals; voting access; rights to accommodation under the ADA; and otherwise.
Basics of Workplace Discrimination
This resource goes over discrimination in the workplace including links to employment discrimination issue guides and process guides to file a claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) under federal law, Louisiana Commission on Human Rights (LCHR), and state.
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.
Disability Discrimination in Schools
U.S. Dept. of Education information on Disability Discrimination in schools.
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.
Filing a Charge of Discrimination with the EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission)
Discriminated at work because of your race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 or older) disability, or genetic information? This resource goes over the process to file a discrimination charge with the EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.)
Filing a Charge of Discrimination with the LCHR (Louisiana Commission on Human Rights)
Discriminated at work because of your race, color, religion, sex (gender identity and sexual orientation), pregnancy, childbirth & related medical conditions, national origin, age (40 or older), disability, or genetic information? This resource goes over the process to file a discrimination claim with the LCHR (Louisiana Commission on Human Rights).
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.
U.S. Department of Labor Office of Disability Employment Policy
People with disabilities need good jobs too, and several U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) agencies assist people with disabilities in seeking meaningful work and succeeding once on the job. DOL also advises employers on effective strategies for recruiting and retaining qualified people with disabilities, as well as educates federal agencies and federal contractors and sub-contractors about their obligations related to affirmative action and nondiscrimination in hiring.
Voter Disability Programs for Disabled, Senior Citizens, & Residents of Nursing Homes
Information about programs for voting rights from the LA Secretary of State for Disabled, Senior Citizens, & Residents of Nursing Homes