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Lawsuit Challenges Los Angeles County’s Rejection of Employees Based on Discriminatory and False Assumptions About Mental Health

July 29, 2021

  Disponible en español abajo July 29, 2021—Los Angeles, CA—Disability Rights Advocates filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court today on behalf of two participants in Los Angeles County’s federally-funded Master of Social Work Trainee Program, whose internship and employment offers with the County’s Department of Children and Family Services were withdrawn following invasive … Continue reading “Lawsuit Challenges Los Angeles County’s Rejection of Employees Based on Discriminatory and False Assumptions About Mental Health”

Lawsuit Challenges World’s Largest Professional Human Resource Membership Association’s Failure to Follow Disability Law

July 21, 2021

  July 21, 2021– San Francisco, CA—Yesterday Disability Rights Advocates (DRA) filed a class action lawsuit against the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) on behalf of Deaf Human Resource (HR) professionals who do not have equal access to SHRM’s services because SHRM fails to provide accommodations like sign language interpreters, captioning, and timely transcripts … Continue reading “Lawsuit Challenges World’s Largest Professional Human Resource Membership Association’s Failure to Follow Disability Law”

Civil Rights Organizations Sue Mountain View Over RV Parking Ban

July 14, 2021

  Lawsuit argues ban is unconstitutional and an attempt to banish unhoused individuals from the City July 14, 2021 – Mountain View, CA – The Law Foundation of Silicon Valley, the ACLU Foundation of Northern California, and Disability Rights Advocates joined with pro bono partners Hewlett Packard Enterprise and King & Spalding to file a … Continue reading “Civil Rights Organizations Sue Mountain View Over RV Parking Ban”

Chicago Students With Disabilities No Longer to Be Excluded From Free School Lunches

June 29, 2021

  Judge grants preliminary approval for settlement of lawsuit against Chicago Public Schools for excluding students with disabilities from their free breakfast and lunch programs June 29,2021—Chicago, IL—Chicago Public Schools (CPS) students with disabilities will now have access to free breakfast and lunch, thanks to a class action lawsuit filed by Legal Council for Health … Continue reading “Chicago Students With Disabilities No Longer to Be Excluded From Free School Lunches”

Federal Judge Orders North Carolina To Provide Accessible Absentee Voting

June 17, 2021

  June 17, 2021 – Raleigh, NC – On June 15, 2021, Judge Terrence W. Boyle of the federal District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina ordered the North Carolina Board of Elections to take immediate steps to ensure that blind voters will have equal access to the 2021 municipal elections and all … Continue reading “Federal Judge Orders North Carolina To Provide Accessible Absentee Voting”

People With Mobility Disabilities File Class Action Lawsuit Against City of Baltimore

June 10, 2021

  City’s curb ramps and sidewalks do not meet federal accessibility requirements June 10, 2021 – Baltimore, MD – Three wheelchair users and the IMAGE Center of Maryland have filed a class action lawsuit alleging widespread and ongoing violations of federal accessibility requirements by the City of Baltimore for its failure to properly install and … Continue reading “People With Mobility Disabilities File Class Action Lawsuit Against City of Baltimore”

Lawsuit Challenges Oregon Department of Corrections’ Policy of Charging People With Disabilities for Their Prostheses and Other Durable Medical Equipment

April 21, 2021

  April 21, 2021– Salem, OR – Yesterday Disability Rights Advocates (DRA), a national non-profit legal center, and Lynn S. Walsh, filed a class action lawsuit against the State of Oregon and the Oregon Department of Corrections (ODOC) on behalf of current and former people with disabilities who are incarcerated and who have been charged … Continue reading “Lawsuit Challenges Oregon Department of Corrections’ Policy of Charging People With Disabilities for Their Prostheses and Other Durable Medical Equipment”

DRA Establishes Edith Prentiss Disability Justice Award

April 15, 2021

  To carry forward the critical legacy of fiery, grassroots disability justice advocates in New York and across the Country April 15, 2021—New York, NY—Today Disability Rights Advocates (DRA) announced, with support from the Prentiss family, the establishment of the Edith Prentiss Disability Justice Award, to be bestowed annually on a disability justice advocate who … Continue reading “DRA Establishes Edith Prentiss Disability Justice Award”

M.G. et al. v. New York City Department of Education et al. Class Notice

April 2, 2021

On March 6, 2021, Judge Paul G. Gardephe of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York preliminarily approved a class settlement with the New York City Department of Education (“DOE”) regarding the DOE’s administration of Related Service Authorization (“RSA”) vouchers to DOE public school students in the Bronx.   You … Continue reading “M.G. et al. v. New York City Department of Education et al. Class Notice”