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Herrera v. New York State

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On June 10, 2020, Disability Rights Advocates filed a Charge of Discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against the State of New York and several of its agencies. The Charge challenges the State’s bright-line rule disqualifying anyone with binocular vision lower than 20/40 from being hired as a Mental Health Therapy Aide Trainee (MHTAT),[…continue]

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Manderson v. New York City Department of Education

On May 12, 2020, DRA filed a Charge of Discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against the largest public school district in the nation, the New York City Department of Education (DOE). The Charge challenges the DOE’s longstanding failure to provide its employees with legally required reasonable accommodations, including an accessible restroom or a[…continue]

News & Current Events

Close up of a person's hands using a braille keyboard to read information on a computer monitor, in an office setting Industry Leading HR and Payroll Company, ADP, Sued for Discrimination Against Blind Employees September 23, 2020

  September 22, 2022 — San Francisco Bay Area, CA — On September 17,2020, San Francisco’s LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired (LightHouse) and two of its employees filed a lawsuit against payroll processing and HR giant ADP for failing to make its industry-leading products and services accessible to blind managers and line staff.[…continue]

An envelope being held up Disability Groups Demand North Carolina’s Immediate Action to Make Absentee Voting Accessible for November 2020 August 13, 2020

  Motion for Preliminary Injunction Filed Yesterday in Federal Court August 13, 2020 – Raleigh, NC – Last night, disability organizations filed an application for a preliminary injunction in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina. The motion seeks a court order requiring the North Carolina State Board of Elections (“NCSBOE”)[…continue]

Nurse speaking with senior patient in wheelchair Medical Practice Sued for Discriminatory Policy That Jeopardizes Patients with Disabilities August 13, 2020

    August 13, 2020 – Louisville, KY – Yesterday, following the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), Disability Rights Advocates filed a putative class action lawsuit against First Urology, challenging the medical practice’s illegal policy of refusing to help patients with disabilities transfer from wheelchairs or other mobility devices to examination[…continue]