Your Legal Disability Rights
Know your rights under federal law. Read about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which protects people’s rights regarding employment, public accommodations, state and local government services, and more. Learn about special accommodations for voters and know how to fight job discrimination.
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protects the rights of people with disabilities. It guarantees equal opportunity in:
The Department of Justice answers questions about ADA requirements. It's available to businesses, state and local governments, and the public. Call 1- 800-514-0301 (TTY: 1-800-514-0383).
Find More ADA Resources From the Government
Kết quả xổ số minh ngọc hôm nayThe ADA website has information on:
Kết quả xổ số minh ngọc hôm nayThe website provides:
for telecommunications, public transportation, and recreational facilities
Kết quả xổ số minh ngọc hôm nayA for buildings
requires federal agencies to make electronic and information technology accessible.
When to File a Complaint
According to , hotels, restaurants, and certain places of entertainment must provide disability access.
If you feel that you've been the object of Title III discrimination, you can file an.
Voter accessibility laws ensure that people with disabilities or language barriers are able to vote.
If you know you’ll need accommodations on Election Day, contact your state or local election officeKết quả xổ số minh ngọc hôm nay to find out what to expect at your polling place.
Please note: Many voters with disabilities rely on in-person voting at accessible polling places. Voters with language barriers often depend on the help of interpreters at the polls.
Changes to polling places are possible due to the coronavirus. These may include different locations, layouts, procedures, and availability of translators.
If you need to vote in person, check your polling place before Election Day. Find out about early voting options. And check with to learn:
Laws and Accommodations That Help Voters With Disabilities
Several federal laws protect the voting rights of Americans with disabilities. These include the and the .
Kết quả xổ số minh ngọc hôm nayVoters with disabilities have the right to:
Kết quả xổ số minh ngọc hôm nayVote in private, without help
Kết quả xổ số minh ngọc hôm nayHave an accessible polling place with voting machines for voters with disabilities
Kết quả xổ số minh ngọc hôm nayPolling places must have:
Wheelchair-accessible voting booths
Entrances and doorways at least 32 inches wide
Kết quả xổ số minh ngọc hôm nayHandrails on all stairs
Kết quả xổ số minh ngọc hôm nayVoting equipment for people who are blind or visually impaired
Kết quả xổ số minh ngọc hôm nayIf you have a disability, you may:
Kết quả xổ số minh ngọc hôm naySeek help from poll workers trained to use an accessible voting machine, or
Bring someone to help you vote
You can also ask your election officeKết quả xổ số minh ngọc hôm nay what other options you have.
Some states offer “curbside voting," when a poll worker brings everything you need to vote to your car.
Kết quả xổ số minh ngọc hôm naySome set up polling places at long-term care facilities.
Local organizations may provide transportation to the polls.
Many states let people with disabilities vote by mail.
Accommodations That Help Voters Who Need Language Assistance
Kết quả xổ số minh ngọc hôm nayThe helps people overcome language barriers to voting.
The downloadable is available in 11 languages. Find tips on everything from registering to vote to casting a ballot on Election Day.
The is available in 15 languages. You can use it in most states to register and to update your voter registration information.
Federal law also lets you bring someone to help you if you can't read or write.
enforces . These laws protect employees and job applicants against:
Discrimination, harassment, and unfair treatment in the workplace by anyone because of:
Sex (including gender identity, transgender status, and sexual orientation)
Kết quả xổ số minh ngọc hôm nayNational origin
Kết quả xổ số minh ngọc hôm nayAge (40 or older)
Being denied reasonable workplace accommodations for disability or religious beliefs
Retaliation because they:
Filing a Complaint with State or Local Government or Tribal Employment Rights Office
Kết quả xổ số minh ngọc hôm nayTo file a complaint, contact your .
Kết quả xổ số minh ngọc hôm nayMany state and local governments have their own anti-discrimination laws. These laws may offer extra protections beyond federal laws.
Some state laws:
Apply to businesses with only five or six employees
Prohibit discrimination based on whether you're married or have children
Kết quả xổ số minh ngọc hôm nayHave different deadlines for filing a charge
Have different standards for deciding whether you’re covered by them
Kết quả xổ số minh ngọc hôm nayMany state laws have more protections for nursing mothers than federal law requires. enforce these laws.
Filing a Lawsuit
If you're a victim of job discrimination or harassment, you can . If the discrimination violates federal law, you must first file a charge with the EEOC. (This doesn't apply to cases of unequal pay between men and women.)
Kết quả xổ số minh ngọc hôm nayYou may decide to sue if the EEOC can’t help you. In either case, look for an attorney who specializes in employment law. You can check with:
Not All Employers Are Subject to EEOC Laws
This number varies based on the type of employer and the kind of discrimination alleged.
Businesses, state, and local governments must follow most EEOC laws if they have 15 or more employees.
Federal agencies must follow all EEOC laws, no matter how many employees they have.
Laws that the EEOC Enforces
Kết quả xổ số minh ngọc hôm nayFederal employment discrimination laws include:
Kết quả xổ số minh ngọc hôm nay (ADA) – prohibiting discrimination against workers with disabilities and mandating reasonable accommodations
(Title VII) – prohibiting discrimination based on:
(EPA) – requiring equal pay for equal work by men and women
Kết quả xổ số minh ngọc hôm nay is unwelcome conduct based on:
It can include:
Kết quả xổ số minh ngọc hôm nay may include:
Unwelcome sexual advances
Requests for sexual favors
Other verbal or physical harassment of a sexual nature
Offensive remarks about a person's sex
Kết quả xổ số minh ngọc hôm nayHarassment becomes illegal when:
Protection from Retaliation
EEOC laws protect employees and job applicants from . For example, it’s unlawful to punish people for:
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Kết quả xổ số minh ngọc hôm nayLast Updated:
June 3, 2020