- Develop job skills
- Conduct a job search
- Prepare for interviews
Find a Job
- trains Social Security disability recipients age 18 - 64 who want to work. It's free and voluntary.
- helps people who are blind or have significant disabilities find jobs. Job openings are with nonprofit agencies nationwide.
- The federal government has many jobs open to people with disabilities.
Job Help for Young Workers
- Find .
- Check out . It's a free residential education and job training program for young adults. It accommodates participants age 18-24 with disabilities.
Job Help for Veterans
- Take advantage of the . It offers help with:
- Job training
- Employment accommodations
- Resume development
- Job-seeking skills
- Find more . These include:
- Help starting your own business
- Qualifying for a hiring preference with the federal government
Learn About Your Rights
- helps you:
- Get answers to your questions about workplace accommodations
- Learn about your rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
- Visit the Office of Disability Employment Policy website. It explains the .
- Topics include:
- Accommodation for your disability
- Protection against harassment and discrimination
Advantages of Government Jobs for People with Disabilities
Kết quả xổ số hôm nay tốtThe federal government:
Has job openings nationwide in many different career fields
Kết quả xổ số hôm nay tốtUses that is faster and easier than the competitive hiring process
Kết quả xổ số hôm nay tốtProvides to qualified employees
Kết quả xổ số hôm nay tốtYou can also apply for jobs through the . Many jobs open to people with disabilities use only that process.
Finding and Applying for Federal Jobs
You can .
Kết quả xổ số hôm nay tốtTo apply for jobs under Schedule A, you can:
Apply online at USAJOBS or
Apply directly to the agency offering the job
Either way, you'll need to:
Prepare your resume and other documents listed in the job announcement
Provide proof you have an intellectual disability, severe physical disability, or psychiatric disability
To apply for a job online:
Follow the used for all online applications
To apply for a job directly through an agency:
Kết quả xổ số hôm nay tốtContact the agency’s using the . The SPPC coordinator can discuss reasonable accommodations and how to apply.
For more details on applying for jobs through Schedule A, read .
For an overview of how to use USAJOBS, see Federal Government Employment.
Federal Jobs for Veterans with Disabilities
Kết quả xổ số hôm nay tốtIf you’re a veteran with a service-connected disability, you have even more options. . You may also be able to get a to use with competitive positions.
College Students and Recent Graduates with Disabilities
If you’re a college student or a recent graduate, you can find summer jobs, internships, and permanent positions through the:
Discrimination, harassment, and unfair treatment in the workplace by anyone because of:
Sex (including gender identity, transgender status, and sexual orientation)
Kết quả xổ số hôm nay tốtNational origin
Kết quả xổ số hôm nay tốtAge (40 or older)
Being denied reasonable workplace accommodations for disability or religious beliefs
Kết quả xổ số hôm nay tốtRetaliation because they:
Complained about job discrimination
Kết quả xổ số hôm nay tốtHelped with an investigation or lawsuit
Filing a Complaint with State or Local Government or Tribal Employment Rights Office
To file a complaint, contact your .
Kết quả xổ số hôm nay tốtMany state and local governments have their own anti-discrimination laws. These laws may offer extra protections beyond federal laws.
Kết quả xổ số hôm nay tốtSome state laws:
Apply to businesses with only five or six employees
Prohibit discrimination based on whether you're married or have children
Have different deadlines for filing a charge
Have different standards for deciding whether you’re covered by them
Many state laws have more protections for nursing mothers than federal law requires. enforce these laws.
Filing a Lawsuit
If you're a victim of job discrimination or harassment, you can . If the discrimination violates federal law, you must first file a charge with the EEOC. (This doesn't apply to cases of unequal pay between men and women.)
You may decide to sue if the EEOC can’t help you. In either case, look for an attorney who specializes in employment law. You can check with:
Not All Employers Are Subject to EEOC Laws
This number varies based on the type of employer and the kind of discrimination alleged.
Businesses, state, and local governments must follow most EEOC laws if they have 15 or more employees.
Federal agencies must follow all EEOC laws, no matter how many employees they have.
Laws that the EEOC Enforces
Kết quả xổ số hôm nay tốtFederal employment discrimination laws include:
Kết quả xổ số hôm nay tốt (ADA) – prohibiting discrimination against workers with disabilities and mandating reasonable accommodations
(Title VII) – prohibiting discrimination based on:
Kết quả xổ số hôm nay tốtSex (including sexual orientation and gender identity). Learn more about for LGBTQ workers. These protections apply regardless of any contrary state or local laws.
(EPA) – requiring equal pay for equal work by men and women
is unwelcome conduct based on:
Kết quả xổ số hôm nay tốtNational origin
It can include:
Physical assaults or threats
Ridicule or insults
Kết quả xổ số hôm nay tốtDisplay of offensive objects or pictures
Kết quả xổ số hôm nay tốt may include:
Unwelcome sexual advances
Requests for sexual favors
Other verbal or physical harassment of a sexual nature
Kết quả xổ số hôm nay tốtOffensive remarks about a person's sex
Harassment becomes illegal when:
It creates a hostile or abusive work environment
The victim gets fired or demoted for refusing to put up with it
Protection from Retaliation
EEOC laws protect employees and job applicants from . For example, it’s unlawful to punish people for:
Kết quả xổ số hôm nay tốtFiling or being a witness in an EEO charge or investigation
Talking to a supervisor or manager about discrimination or harassment
Kết quả xổ số hôm nay tốtRefusing to follow orders that would result in discrimination
Resisting sexual advances, or intervening to protect others
An is a plan developed by a child’s educators and parents to meet that child’s specific educational needs. It’s a foundational part of the , which guarantees a free, appropriate public education to eligible children with disabilities.
College-bound students with intellectual disabilities may be eligible for financial aid programs including Pell Grants and Federal Work-Study programs. The has specific information on loans, grants, and scholarships, and how to apply.
Kết quả xổ số hôm nay tốtContact the school you want to attend for additional information on special programs for people with disabilities.
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Kết quả xổ số hôm nay tốtLast Updated: January 28, 2020