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ERC Files Lawsuit against Major U.S. Retailer for Lack of Accessible Stores Nationwide

Yesterday, the Equal Rights Center (ERC) filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois against Kohl’s Corporation and Kohl’s Department Stores, Inc. (Kohl’s), a Wisconsin-based department store retail chain. The suit alleges that Kohl’s violated Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the New York Human Rights Law by discriminating against customers with mobility disabilities at department store locations nationwide.

Read the press release here.

2013 Annual ReportRead the ERC's 2013 Annual Report. 

The Equal Rights Center has released its 2013 Annual Report. Catch up on the year's highlights and learn more about the ERC's work and mission. 

Click here to download a free copy.





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ERC and Freedom to Work Release New Report Documenting Discrimination by Federal Contractors

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.

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ERC Corporate Partner Donates $100K to USO for Concert

ERC corporate partner Pentagon Federal Credit Union (PenFed) presented the USO with a $100,000 donation in September to help bring platinum recording artist Trace Adkins to Fort Hood, Texas, for a concert on Nov. 1. 

New Report Assesses Human Rights Protections in DC Metro Area

In an effort to raise awareness about the civil rights protections available in the D.C. metro area, to empower people to assert the rights they have, and to call on public officials to strengthen the rights available in their jurisdictions, a report titled Protecting Civil Rights in the DC Region: A Comparative Assessment of State and Local Human Rights Laws was released today by the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs (WLC), with assistance from BuckleySandler LLP and a number of other area law firms.

WMATA Updates Pocket Guide to Include Silver Line

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) has updated its Metrorail Pocket Guide to include the new Silver Line. The guide is available in Amharic, Chinese, English, French, Korean and Vietnamese. 

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