Philadelphia is violating federal law by failing to provide sidewalks that are easily navigable and safe for people who use wheelchairs and those who are blind, a group of people with disabilities and several organizations allege in a lawsuit filed against the city on Monday.
Community Members with Disabilities Challenge Philadelphia’s Dangerous and Impassable Sidewalks
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 […]
Immigrants held in U.S. detention facilities filed a lawsuit Monday decrying what they called shoddy medical care and a failure by authorities to provide accommodations for disabilities.
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 […]
Federal Court Certifies Class of Children Systematically Denied Access to Special Education in Oxnard, California
Disponible en español abajo. July 31, 2019 – Los Angeles, CA – Federal Judge John A. Kronstadt of the Central District of California has certified a class of elementary and middle school children in a case charging that the mostly Latinx Oxnard School District does not provide special education evaluations or services for students who show clear […]
Judge Gives Final Approval to Settlement That Dramatically Improves New York City’s Sidewalks
July 23, 2019 – New York, NY – Today, Judge George B. Daniels of the Southern District of New York approved a historic class action settlement that establishes a comprehensive remedial plan to dramatically improve sidewalk accessibility for New York City’s disability community. For decades, the disability community – as well as all New Yorkers – has […]
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 […]