Disability Discrimination

Disability discrimination is the unequal treatment of an individual based on that individual's real or perceived disability. People with disabilities often need special assistance, such as larger rest room stalls or special parking spaces, so "equal" in this context refers to access and the right to be treated equally regardless of any accommodations. This section offers in-depth information about disability discrimination in a number of settings, including employment and public accommodations (access to buildings and businesses). You will also find an overview of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and links to other key federal laws and U.S. Supreme Court decisions related to disability discrimination.

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