LA Times

Immigrant rights advocates filed a sweeping class-action lawsuit in federal court against the Trump administration Monday, alleging that lax oversight by Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Department of Homeland Security has caused severe deficiencies in medical and mental healthcare, as well as discrimination against detainees with disabilities, in nearly 160 facilities across the country.

Civil Rights Groups Charge that ICE Disregards Immigrants’ Medical, Mental Health Needs and Ignores Discrimination Against Immigrants with Disabilities

New Nationwide Class Action Lawsuit Highlights Abusive Isolation, Horrific Medical and Mental Health Care, and Denial of Accommodations to and Discrimination Against Detained Immigrants with Disabilities   August 19, 2019 – Los Angeles, CA –A nationwide class action lawsuit was filed today against the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), U.S. Department of Homeland Security […]

Fox5 NY

The MTA has been hit with a lawsuit alleging that they discriminate against transit riders with disabilities.

June 2019 E-News: Summer Updates from DRA

In This Issue A Letter from the Managing Directors A Conversation with Board Member Tami Hamalian DRA Will Receive the Alan T. Brown Foundation’s “Standing Tall Award” 2019 Summer Interns Impact Report A Letter From the Managing Directors Hello friends and fans of DRA, As promised last month, we have more civil rights victories and […]

EEOC Finds That FDNY Discriminates Against Veterans with PTSD in Hiring Process

FDNY Firetruck, by Andrew Dallos, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 New York, New York—June 19, 2019—The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) has issued an important determination that the Fire Department of New York (“FDNY”) has unfairly discriminated against veterans with a history of post-traumatic stress disorder (“PTSD”) in its firefighter hiring process.  Several members of the […]

Uber Sued for Discriminating Against Wheelchair-Users

  Pittsburgh, PA (June 11, 2019)—Today, Carlson Lynch LLP and Disability Rights Advocates (DRA) filed a class action lawsuit against Uber, challenging the popular ride-sharing service’s failure to make wheelchair-accessible vehicles available in the Pittsburgh area through its rideshare service. The suit, brought by individuals in and around Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, challenges Uber’s wheelchair-inaccessibility. The plaintiffs—four […]

May 2019 E-News: Busy Bees at DRA

In This Issue A Letter from the Managing Directors Support DRA this Spring Sponsor DRA’s 2019 NYC Gala Where Disability and Technology Met Impact Report A Letter From the Managing Directors Hello friends and fans of DRA, In our last, February, e-newsletter we laid out our plans for the year—providing people with disabilities with safe […]