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Rights and Responsibilities of PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES IN EMPLOYMENT AND PUBLIC ACCOMMODATIONS

Rights and Responsibilities of PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES IN EMPLOYMENT AND PUBLIC ACCOMMODATIONS

This handbook outlines Federal, State and City prohibitions against discrimination on the basis of a person's disability, including, where needed by the person, the requirements for reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities.

  
Contents


                                                       

INTRODUCTION.............................................
The Laws in a Nutshell...................................              
   Section 503...........................................
   Section 504...........................................
   New York City and State Human Rights Laws 
       and New York State Civil Rights Law...............
   Determining Whether Your Agency Is Covered by Sec. 503 
       or Sec. 504.......................................
   Section 503...........................................
   Section 504...........................................
   "Program or activity".................................
        Local governments................................
        Schools..........................................
        Corporations or other private organizations......
   "Federal financial assistance"........................
   Most Stringent Laws and Regulations Must Be Followed..

EMPLOYMENT...............................................
   Employment Discrimination Prohibited..................
   Defining Who Is Protected.............................
   (1) Individual with disabilities means any person who:
   (2) Physical or mental impairment means:..............
   (3) Reasonable accommodation may include:.............
   Affirmative Action....................................
   Making It Work........................................
   Getting the Word Out -- Inside........................
   Outreach and Recruitment..............................
   Pre-Employment Inquiries and Tests....................
   Current Impairment vs. Future Risk....................
   Self Identification...................................
   Benefits..............................................
   Evaluations and Discipline............................

PROGRAM ACCESSIBILITY: NON-DISCRIMINATION IN PUBLIC 
ACCOMMODATIONS...........................................

ENFORCEMENT..............................................
   Section 504...........................................
   Assurances............................................
   Self-evaluation and Transition Plan...................
   Grievance Procedures..................................
   Enforcement by Federal Agencies and Private Litigation
   Retaliation Prohibited................................
   Section 503...........................................
   New York City Human Rights Law........................
   New York State Human Rights Law.......................

THINK BEFORE YOU SPEAK OR WRITE..........................

THE MAYOR'S OFFICE FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES..........

FOOTNOTES................................................

APPENDICES...............................................