Exploring employment options and making decisions about your career is a very important decision at any time in your life. Having a chronic illness can create additional challenges and barriers. Education and preparation is essential for this journey, and by contacting MSWorks, you can receive help in this process.
See below for useful resources that are available to you if you are concerned about discrimination because of your disability.
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
The EEOC promotes equal employment opportunities through education and technical assistance and enforces the federal statutes prohibiting employment discrimination.
Philadelphia District Office (Covers Pa. and N.J.)
801 Market Street, Suite 1300
Philadelphia, PA 19107-3127
Pennsylvania Protection and Advocacy
This is a statewide, non-profit organization dedicated to protecting the civil rights of all people with disabilities.
1414 Cameron St., Suite C
Harrisburg, PA 17103
Disability Rights New Jersey (DRNJ)
DRNJ is a non-profit organization that provides advocacy services to people with disabilities. The office provides information, referral, technical assistance and training and legal advocacy.
210 S. Broad St., 3rd Floor
Trenton, NJ 08606
New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety, Division on Civil Rights
This division enforces the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD), which prohibits employers from discriminating in any job-related action.
Atlantic City Office
26 Pennsylvania Ave.
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
1 Port Center, 4th Floor
2 Riverside Dr., Suite 400
Camden, NJ 08103
The Client Assistance Program (CAP)
CAP is an advocacy program for people with disabilities administered by the Center for Disability Law & Policy. CAP helps people who are seeking services from the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, Blindness and Visual Services, Centers for Independent Living and other programs funded under federal law.
1515 Market Street, Suite 1300
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 557-7112 (voice/TTY)
1-888-745-2357 (toll free)