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Written by Lahle Wolfe

Source:  Publication PA-04-2006; Revised 12/06; Published by Islets of Hope, Diabetes and civil rights law: "An overview of your legal right to equal access to programs, benefits, opportunity, accommodations, education, and employment"  Read full publication (.pdf)

 

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Diabetes and Civil Rights Laws
The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)
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The ADA prohibits discrimination on the basis of a person’s disability, which may include diabetes, in private employment, State and local government, the United States Congress, public accommodations, commercial facilities including restaurants, transportation, and telecommunications.  In addition to the ADA most states also have their own laws prohibiting employment discrimination on the basis of a person’s disability.  Some state laws apply to smaller employers than the ADA (the ADA laws apply to employers with 15 or more employees) as well as offer other protections in addition to those available under the ADA.

ADA Title V:  Miscellaneous Provisions

Title V clarifies that Congress and States are both covered by all provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).   Title V also provides for recovery of legal fees for successful proceedings pursuant to the ADA and establishes a means for technical assistance along with specific instructions to many Federal agencies required to implement the ADA.

Additionally, Title V includes a provision prohibiting either (a) coercing or threatening or (b) retaliating against the disabled or those attempting to aid people with disabilities in asserting their rights under the ADA, that is, your right to file a grievance.

 

    
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