Free Webinar on Assistance Animals in Public Accommodations and Housing on August 14
From guide dogs that help blind individuals navigate their surroundings, to cats that provide emotional support to people with depression, there are numerous types of assistance animals available to people with disabilities. However, federal laws governing the right to be accompanied by these animals in various settings can be confusing. This free session will help unravel the puzzle of what types of assistance animals are allowed in what settings. We will focus on the federal laws that prohibit differential treatment of those who use assistance animals in public accommodations and housing. ERC Disability Rights Program Manager Kat Taylor will be the presenter.
To register fot the free training, click here.
ERC and WLC to host free workshop on women’s rights in the workplace July 30
The Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs and the Equal Rights Center will be providing another free workshop on women’s rights in the workplace on July 30 at 6:30 p.m. at the Anacostia Library in Southeast Washington, D.C. All are welcome to attend.
Click here to download information about the training in English.
Click here to download information about the training in Spanish.
In response to concerns regarding federal contractor discrimination against LGBT job applicants, the Equal Rights Center and Freedom to Work launched a testing-based investigation of eight federal contractors throughout the country.
The investigation found that when applying to work for federal contractors, LGBT applicants were 23 percent less likely to receive a call-back than their non-LGBT counterpart, even when the LGBT applicant was more qualified than the non-LGBT applicant.
Click here to download a PDF of the report.
For Civil Minds, the ERC's blog
Read the ERC's blog, For Civil Minds, to learn more about a variety of civil rights issues. The blog is updated frequently so remember to keep checking back for new stories and topics.