This Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) publication addresses the rights of workers with depression, PTSD, and other mental health disabilities.
The Washington State Department of Services for the Blind (DSB) provides services for Washington residents who are blind or have visual impairments. Services may include job counseling, assistive technology, school-to-work transition, and more. Visit the DSB website for more information and to request services online.
WorkSource is Washington State’s official site for online career and employment services. Here, veterans can search job listings, get job search help, and access career information.
CLEAR is the statewide intake line for free and low-cost civil legal aid in Washington. Individuals with low incomes and legal issues may receive legal resources, information, and referrals to legal services providers in their geographic area. In King County, individuals may access these services by calling 2-1-1. Otherwise, individuals may reach CLEAR by calling 1 (888) 201-1014 or use the online intake form on the website. Seniors (people age 60 and over) can access intake by calling CLEAR*Sr at 1 (888) 387-7111. Veterans may dial 1 (855) 657-8387.
Information about how to file a discrimination complaint with the Washington State Human Rights Commission, including a link to the online complaint form can be found here. Information in Spanish is also available here. Discrimination can be reported by calling 1 (800) 233-3247 or 1 (800) 300-7525 (TTY).
Workforce Explorer is a website administered by the Washington State Employment Security Department that offers information about employment in Washington.
Washington State Human Rights Commission (WSHRC) is a state agency responsible for administering and enforcing the Washington State Law Against Discrimination.
Washington State Human Rights Commission (WSHRC) is a state agency responsible for administering and enforcing the Washington Law Against Discrimination. WSHRC also provides information about service animals and employment, as well as service animals and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Washington LawHelp is the online legal information source maintained by Northwest Justice Project, Washington’s legal aid program for low income persons.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) website includes EEOC employment discrimination charge procedures.
The Northwest ADA Center provides information and guidance for consumers with disabilities about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) enforces federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information.
The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) provides free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues.
The Unemployment Law Project (ULP) provides free legal assistance and information to people in Washington State who have been denied unemployment benefits or whose award of benefits is challenged.
The National Collaborative on Workforce & Disability provides a workbook titled, “The 411 on Disability Disclosure,” designed for youth with disabilities and adults working with them to learn about disability disclosure. This workbook is aimed at helping young people make informed decisions about whether or not to disclose their disability and understand how that decision may impact their education, employment, and social lives. Based on the premise that disclosure is a very personal decision, the workbook helps young people think about and practice disclosing their disability.
This Northwest Justice Project (NJP) publication may be helpful for individuals with Social Security disability-based benefits, Medicare, SSI-related Medicaid or long-term-care services, or other disability-based benefits AND who want to work.
Choose Work is the United States Social Security Administration’s website for beneficiaries who want to work.
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation provides individualized employment services and counseling to people with disabilities in Washington.
It makes good business sense to have a workplace that accommodates everyone’s needs. And laws, like the Americans with Disabilities Act, the ADA, and the Rehabilitation Act, are there to make sure workers with disabilities are accommodated, too. So, what kind of accommodations are we talking about?