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Discrimination

Adapt protesters walking to protest.Workers and residents with disabilities in Wisconsin may face discrimination in areas such as 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 fired for discriminatory reasons based on their disability. 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.

You have a right to not face discrimination in your job or your housing, and DRW 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. Our goal is to ensure that your rights are protected and respected.

Strategies

Disability Rights Wisconsin aims to protect people with disabilities from disability discrimination and violation of rights through individual, legal, and systemic advocacy. Our teams of attorneys take on numerous cases relating to the civil rights of people with disabilities, and always work to promote the best possible opportunities and outcomes for their clients.

Your Rights

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as well as other laws such as the Fair Housing Act, prohibit discrimination and guarantee that people with disabilities have the same opportunities as everyone else to enjoy employment opportunities, purchase goods and services, and participate in State and local government programs and services. Understanding your rights is an important first step to ensuring you are receiving the care, resources, services, and supports to which you are entitled.

Referrals

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