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.
Read 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.
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.