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Episode 129 Resources: Employment Discrimination and the ADA: Insights from the EEOC

Release Date: Wednesday – May 1, 2024
Archive, Bios, Description, Transcripts for Episode 129: Employment Discrimination and the ADA: Insights from the EEOC
Guest: Alessandra Rosa, Esq., Lead, Outreach and Education Manager – U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) – Indianapolis District Office
Phone: (463) 999-1181  Email: alessandra.rosa@eeoc.gov
Moderator & Host: Barry Whaley, Project Director at the Southeast ADA Center

Contents

Selected EEOC Resources on the ADA and Employment

More Resources on ADA and Employment Rights

How to File or Resolve a Charge of Employment Discrimination

  • How to File a Charge of Discrimination Against a Private or State/Local Government Employer
    Source: U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
    Link: eeoc.gov/how-file-charge-employment-discrimination
    You may file a charge of employment discrimination online, in person at an EEOC office, at a State or Local Fair Employment Practice Agency (FEPA), or by mail.
    The EEOC does not take charges over the phone, but you can get the process started over the phone. You can call them to discuss your situation. An EEOC representative will ask you for some basic information to determine if your situation is covered by the laws they enforce and explain how to file a charge.
    You may call 1-800-669-4000 (voice); 1-800-669-6820 (TTY for Deaf/Hard of Hearing callers only); 1-844-234-5122 (ASL Video Phone for Deaf/Hard of Hearing callers only).
  • How to File a Complaint Against a Federal Agency
    Link: eeoc.gov/federal-sector/overview-federal-sector-eeo-complaint-process
  • EEOC Mediation Process
    A free, informal process in which a neutral person helps the employer and employee resolve a charge of discrimination.
    Link: eeoc.gov/mediation

ADA Live Podcasts and Resources on Employment

You can access all ADA Live! episodes with archived audio, accessible transcripts, and resources at ADAlive.org. Most episode transcripts are also available in Spanish. (Transcripciones de los episodios en español.) Listen on the SoundCloud ADA Live! channel at soundcloud.com/adalive.
Source: Southeast ADA Center

Disability Employment Statistics

EEOC Training and Outreach

  • EEOC Training Institute
    Provides a wide variety of training to assist employers in educating their managers and employees on the laws enforced by EEOC and how to prevent and correct discrimination in the workplace.
    Link: eeotraining.eeoc.gov
  • No-Cost Outreach Programs
    EEOC representatives may give free presentations in meetings, conferences and seminars with employee and employer groups, professional associations, students, non-profit entities, community organizations and others.
    Link: eeoc.gov/no-cost-outreach-programs