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Your Legal Disability Rights

Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnKnow 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.

Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miền protects the rights of people with disabilities. It guarantees equal opportunity in:

  • Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnPublic accommodations

  • Jobs

  • Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnTransportation

  • Government services

  • Telecommunications

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

The ADA website has information on:

The website provides:

  • for telecommunications, public transportation, and recreational facilities

  • Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnA for buildings

requires federal agencies to make electronic and information technology accessible.

  • View information on .

  • Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnFor questions, .

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

Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnVoter 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 office 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:

  • If your needs will be met at your polling station

  • Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnOther ways you may be able to vote

Laws and Accommodations That Help Voters With Disabilities

Several federal laws protect the voting rights of Americans with disabilities. These include the and the .

Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnVoters with disabilities have the right to:

  • Vote in private, without help

  • Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnHave an accessible polling place with voting machines for voters with disabilities

Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnPolling places must have:

  • Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnWheelchair-accessible voting booths

  • Entrances and doorways at least 32 inches wide

  • Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnHandrails on all stairs

  • Voting equipment for people who are blind or visually impaired

If you have a disability, you may:

  • Seek help from poll workers trained to use an accessible voting machine, or

  • Bring someone to help you vote

You can also ask your election office what other options you have.

  • Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnSome states offer “curbside voting," when a poll worker brings everything you need to vote to your car.

  • Some 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

The 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:

    • Race

    • Color

    • Religion

    • Sex (including gender identity, transgender status, and sexual orientation)

    • Pregnancy

    • National origin

    • Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnAge (40 or older)

    • Disability

    • Genetic information

  • Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnBeing denied reasonable workplace accommodations for disability or religious beliefs

  • Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnRetaliation because they:

    • Complained about job discrimination

    • Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnHelped with an investigation or lawsuit

Filing a Complaint with State or Local Government or Tribal Employment Rights Office

Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnTo file a complaint, contact your .

Many state and local governments have their own anti-discrimination laws. These laws may offer extra protections beyond federal laws.

Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnSome state laws:

  • Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnApply to businesses with only five or six employees

  • Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnProhibit discrimination based on whether you're married or have children

  • Have different deadlines for filing a charge

  • Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnHave different standards for deciding whether you’re covered by them

Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnMany state laws have more protections for nursing mothers than federal law requires. enforce these laws.

Filing a Lawsuit

Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnIf 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.)

You 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.

  • Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnFederal agencies must follow all EEOC laws, no matter how many employees they have.

Laws that the EEOC Enforces

Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnFederal employment discrimination laws include:

  • (ADA) – prohibiting discrimination against workers with disabilities and mandating reasonable accommodations

  • (ADEA)

  • Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miền (Title VII) – prohibiting discrimination based on:

    • Race

    • Color

    • Religion

    • Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnNational origin

    • Sex (including sexual orientation and gender identity). Learn more about for LGBTQ workers. These protections apply regardless of any contrary state or local laws.

  • Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miền (EPA) – requiring equal pay for equal work by men and women

Harassment

is unwelcome conduct based on:

  • Race

  • Color

  • Religion

  • Sex

  • Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnNational origin

  • Age

  • Pregnancy

  • Disability

  • Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnGenetic information

It can include:

  • Offensive jokes

  • Physical assaults or threats

  • Ridicule or insults

  • Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnDisplay of offensive objects or pictures

Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miền may include:

  • Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnUnwelcome sexual advances

  • Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnRequests for sexual favors

  • Other verbal or physical harassment of a sexual nature

  • Offensive remarks about a person's sex

Harassment becomes illegal when:

  • It creates a hostile or abusive work environment

  • The victim gets fired or demoted for refusing to put up with it

Protection from Retaliation

Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnEEOC laws protect employees and job applicants from . For example, it’s unlawful to punish people for:

  • Filing or being a witness in an EEO charge or investigation

  • Talking to a supervisor or manager about discrimination or harassment

  • Refusing to follow orders that would result in discrimination

  • Resisting sexual advances, or intervening to protect others

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Last Updated: June 3, 2020

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