- 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
The federal government:
Has job openings nationwide in many different career fields
Uses that is faster and easier than the competitive hiring process
Provides to qualified employees
Đang chơi bàiYou can also apply for jobs through the . Many jobs open to people with disabilities use only that process.
Finding and Applying for Federal Jobs
Đang chơi bàiYou can .
To apply for jobs under Schedule A, you can:
Apply online at USAJOBS or
Đang chơi bàiApply directly to the agency offering the job
Đang chơi bàiEither way, you'll need to:
Đang chơi bàiPrepare 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:
Contact 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
If 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:
Đang chơi bàiDiscrimination, harassment, and unfair treatment in the workplace by anyone because of:
Sex (including gender identity, transgender status, and sexual orientation)
Age (40 or older)
Đang chơi bàiGenetic information
Đang chơi bàiBeing denied reasonable workplace accommodations for disability or religious beliefs
Đang chơi bàiRetaliation because they:
Complained about job discrimination
Helped with an investigation or lawsuit
Filing a Complaint with State or Local Government or Tribal Employment Rights Office
Đang chơi bàiTo file a complaint, contact your .
Đang chơi bàiMany state and local governments have their own anti-discrimination laws. These laws may offer extra protections beyond federal laws.
Some state laws:
Đang chơi bàiApply to businesses with only five or six employees
Đang chơi bàiProhibit discrimination based on whether you're married or have children
Have different deadlines for filing a charge
Đang chơi bàiHave 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
Đang chơi bài 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
Federal employment discrimination laws include:
(ADA) – prohibiting discrimination against workers with disabilities and mandating reasonable accommodations
Đang chơi bài (Title VII) – prohibiting discrimination based on:
Đang chơi bàiNational origin
Sex (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:
Đang chơi bàiNational origin
Đang chơi bàiIt can include:
Physical assaults or threats
Đang chơi bàiRidicule or insults
Display of offensive objects or pictures
Đang chơi bài may include:
Unwelcome sexual advances
Requests for sexual favors
Đang chơi bàiOther verbal or physical harassment of a sexual nature
Offensive remarks about a person's sex
Harassment becomes illegal when:
It creates a hostile or abusive work environment
Đang chơi bàiThe 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:
Filing or being a witness in an EEO charge or investigation
Đang chơi bàiTalking to a supervisor or manager about discrimination or harassment
Refusing to follow orders that would result in discrimination
Resisting sexual advances, or intervening to protect others
Đang chơi bàiAn 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.
Contact the school you want to attend for additional information on special programs for people with disabilities.
Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act applies to public schools, universities, and libraries.
Both laws forbid discrimination against people with disabilities. for students attending public schools.
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
Đang chơi bài applies to students in grades K-12.
Đang chơi bàiIt guarantees their right to a free, appropriate public education.
It calls for the creation of an for each child.
Students with Disabilities at College or Technical School
Students must notify their school and document their needs.
Đang chơi bàiSchools must provide tools and modifications to help students take part in class. For example, a school may offer course reading material in Braille.
Disability Discrimination in Education
Đang chơi bàiIf you feel a school has discriminated against you or your child, you can:
with the Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights.
or school district.
Do you have a question?
Đang chơi bài Ask a real person any government-related question for free. They'll get you the answer or let you know where to find it.
Đang chơi bàiLast Updated: March 16, 2020