Individuals with disabilities
are protected from discrimination in employment primarily
by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Rehabilitation
Act. The U.S. Department of Labor's Office
of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) provides information
about these laws.
National Network: The Americans with Disabilities Act Questions
Requesting reasonable accommodations:
Department of Labor Disability Resources: Employee Rights
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission: The ADA: Your
Employment Rights as an Individual with a Disability
ADA Center, ADA Employment and Disability Resource List
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.
• A to Z of Disabilities
and Accommodations: has links to materials by disability,
topic, and limitation.
Practical Guide to Negotiating and Requesting Reasonable Accommodations
Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
and Compliance Series: Ideas for Writing an Accommodation
Request Letter By: Linda Carter Batiste, J.D.
Accessing lawyers or professionals for questions
or concerns/complaint information:
Protection and Advocacy for
People with Disabilities, Inc.
An independent, statewide, non-profit corporation that protects
and advances the legal rights of people with disabilities.
Services are free. Phone: 866-275-7273 (Toll free statewide-VOICE);
866-232-4525 (Toll free statewide—TTY). Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
South Carolina Human Affairs
The Mission of the South Carolina Human Affairs Commission
is to eliminate and prevent unlawful discrimination in: employment
on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex,
age, and disability; housing on the basis of race, color,
national origin, religion, sex, familial status, and disability;
and public accommodations on the basis of race, color, national
origin, and religion. South
Carolina Human Affairs Commission: Filing a Complaint
Network: Talk to an ADA Specialist
The ADA National Network provides informal guidance on the
Disabilities Act (ADA) and other disability-related laws.
The ten regional Centers that comprise the ADA National Network
staff a toll-free information line (voice or TTY), 1-800-949-4232,
respond to inquiries submitted online via email
or regional Center websites.
The ADA National Network Regional Center for South Carolina
is the Southeast ADA
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission: Filing A Charge
If you believe that you have been discriminated against at
work because of your disability
you can file a Charge of Discrimination with the U.S. Equal
Employment Opportunity Commission.
Alternatives to Guardianship
Guardianship can affect employment of people with disabilities.
Below are some helpful resources:
to Guardianship in SC, Frequently Asked Questions
Center for Supported Decision-Making
Stories of Supported Decision-Making