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FDNY’s Discrimination Against Veterans

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On September 19, 2017, DRA filed a class Charge of Discrimination against the City of New York and the Fire Department of the City of New York (FDNY) for discriminating against veterans applying for FDNY positions. On December 12, 2017, DRA filed a second Charge in the same case. The Charges are filed on behalf[…continue]

A curb cut on a street corner in NYC. The surface is missing big chunks of cement, making it very hazardous.

Center for Independence of the Disabled New York (CIDNY), et al. v. City of New York, et al.

In July 2014, DRA and Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP filed a class action lawsuit against the City of New York challenging widespread, dangerous curb ramps and inaccessible pedestrian routes throughout New York City neighborhoods in Lower Manhattan, where a number of critical services, including government buildings, centers for civic participation, offices, and other[…continue]

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Empty School Cafeteria Chicago Public Schools Sued for Excluding Students with Disabilities from Their Free Breakfast and Lunch Programs August 29, 2019

  August 29, 2019 – Chicago, IL – Today, Legal Council for Health Justice (“Legal Council”) and Disability Rights Advocates (“DRA”) filed a class action lawsuit against Chicago Public Schools (“CPS”) challenging CPS’s policy of denying free nutrition programs to students whose disabilities require them to attend non-public schools. The named plaintiff – the guardian[…continue]

Fox Oakland Theater People with Disabilities Charge That Oakland’s Rent Stabilization Program Excludes Them and Must Be Fixed Notwithstanding Costa-Hawkins August 27, 2019

  August 28, 2019 – Oakland, CA – A class action lawsuit was filed today alleging that people with disabilities are discriminatorily excluded from the protections of Oakland’s rent stabilization program, colloquially known as “rent control.” Oakland’s rent stabilization program provides a majority of the city’s renters with meaningful protection from rapidly rising rents. However, people with[…continue]

Hazardous sidewalk in Philadelphia Community Members with Disabilities Challenge Philadelphia’s Dangerous and Impassable Sidewalks August 26, 2019

  August 26, 2019—Philadelphia, PA—A class action lawsuit filed today in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania alleges that the City of Philadelphia discriminates against residents and visitors with disabilities that affect their mobility by failing to make its sidewalks and pedestrian routes accessible to people who use wheelchairs or[…continue]