Can My Boss Do That?
A website with general guidance for employees on rights/protractions at the work place.
Can My Boss Do That?
Job Accommodation Network (JAN)
The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is the leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues. Working toward practical solutions that benefit both employer and employee, JAN helps people with disabilities enhance their employability, and shows employers how to capitalize on the value and talent that people with disabilities add to the workplace.
Job Accommodation Network (800)526-7234
National Employment Lawyers Association
The National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) advances employee rights and serves lawyers who advocate for equality and justice in the American workplace.
Advocacy for Patients with Chronic Illness, Inc.
This organization provides legal information, advice, and advocacy in Employment, disability benefits and other areas that concern individuals with chronic illness.
Advocacy for Patients with Chronic Illness (860)674-1370
The Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund
A National organization which provides: training and education on disability rights; legal advocacy for disability claims; pubic policy and legislative development to strengthen laws protecting individuals with disabilities.
Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (510)644-2555 (v/tty)
Filing a Complaint with the EEOC
United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information. It is also illegal to discriminate against a person because the person complained about discrimination, filed a charge of discrimination, or participated in an employment discrimination investigation or lawsuit.
• Filing a Charge of Discrimination. If you believe that you have been discriminated against at work because of your race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information, you can file a Charge of Discrimination.
All of the laws enforced by EEOC, except for the Equal Pay Act, require you to file a Charge of Discrimination with the EEOC before you can file a job discrimination lawsuit against your employer. In addition, an individual, organization, or agency may file a charge on behalf of another person in order to protect the aggrieved person's identity.
There are time limits for filing a charge.
Contact: http://www.eeoc.gov/contact/ 1-800-669-4000
firstname.lastname@example.org (Please include your zip code and/or city and state so that your email will be sent to the appropriate office.)
• Fair Employment Practice Agencies (FEPA)
You can file a charge of discrimination through your local Fair Employment Practice Agency (FEPA).
Please click here to locate a FEPA in your state.
NEW YORK STATE RESOURCES
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• New York Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service
A service from the New York Bar association which refers you to an attorney that can handle your particular legal matter.
NY Bar Association 1-800-342-3661
• The Legal Aid Society
The Society’s Employment Law Project provides representation, advice and community education to low wage and unemployed workers. Most of its cases involve unemployment insurance, wage and hour violations, and workplace discrimination as well as assistance with or referrals regarding other employment related legal issues such as family and medical leave, pensions and other employer provided benefits, and worker’s compensation.
To obtain an appointment call the project’s hotline phone number (888-218- 6974) and leave a brief message of your legal issue and a telephone number. A staff member will return each call and conduct a screening interview.
The Legal Aid Society
FILING A COMPLAINT
• The New York State Division of Human Rights
The New York State Division of Human Rights enforces national and state law concerning employment, and discrimination claims for New York State.
Filing a Charge of Employment Discrimination in NY State 1-888-392-3644