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Discrimination in Employment and Housing

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Advocacy Issues

Disability Rights Wisconsin works to ensure that all workers and residents with disabilities are treated with equality and dignity and given adequate access and accommodations at work and at home.

Workers and residents with disabilities in Wisconsin may face discrimination in the areas of employment or housing. An employee may be discriminated against during the hiring process or in the terms and conditions of a job while working, or may be discharged for discriminatory reasons. Housing discrimination can include being denied an apartment due to inadequate access, because of a no pet policy, or because of the discriminatory attitudes of a landlord.

Advocacy Strategies

DRW provides information, referral, advice, investigation, and, in select cases, legal representation to workers and residents with disabilities in Wisconsin who encounter disability discrimination in employment and residential housing.