Disability Employment Discrimination Project

The project provides limited legal representation, legal advice and know-your-rights education to low-income people with disabilities, as well as education and outreach to employers. We will accept a small number of targeted cases that have the potential to remedy systemic discrimination, make significant advances in the law or otherwise breaks down barriers to employment for individuals with disabilities.

We provide free educational materials and presentations on employment rights under the ADA. Please email disabilityinfo@pubintlaw.org or 215-627-7100 ex. 233 if you would like information on disability employment rights, or if you have a group that would like to learn about disability employment rights.

To find out if this program can provide you with free legal services, please complete a confidential request for help form.

This form is to help determine eligibility for the Public Interest Law Center’s disability-based employment discrimination legal services for clients in Pennsylvania. Please complete this form ONLY if you are seeking legal help with an employment issue, and only if you reside in Pennsylvania.

Please be on notice: By agreeing to a consultation, we are not agreeing to take your case. We do not represent you at this time. We will review the information you provided and if you are eligible we will contact you within 2 weeks. If you are not eligible, we will notify you within 60 days.

Please note we do not accept requests for help over the phone. You must complete this form to be considered for eligibility for legal services. You can mail, email or fax a copy with any supporting documents. If you have copies of documents that support your claim, please submit them with your form. You can also mail copies (no originals please—they will not be returned), email, or fax copies to:

Disability Employment Discrimination
1709 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Second Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Fax: 215-627-3183
Email: disabilityinfo@pubintlaw.org

Liberty Resources Office Hours

You can also get a free consultation with an attorney regarding your rights in the workforce at Liberty Resources, on the 6th floor at 112 N. 8th St. in Philadelphia (schedule below). Pre-scheduled appointment preferred. Contact (267) 546-1313 or lawbrey@pubintlaw.org to schedule an appointment or sign-up upon arrival. If you require an accommodation, such as an interpreter, please provide one-week’s advanced notice so that we may accommodate. We do not provide ongoing legal representation or legal advice in all matters, but we can refer you to attorneys and other resources and can provide a general overview of your right to reasonable accommodation in the workforce.

When: The following Thursdays, 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.:

  • October 5, 2017
  • October 19, 2017
  • November 2, 2017
  • November 16, 2017

Project Updates

October 2016
Law Center Helps Teaching Aide Return to Work

January 2016
Law Center Helps Deaf Employee Return to Work

December 2015
ADA Accommodations Agreement with PA Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services

November 2015
Lawsuit Seeks to end UPS’s Discriminatory Practice of Failing to Communicate with Deaf Employee

Staff on the Case
Lee Awbrey, Staff Attorney, Public Interest Law Center
Lee Awbrey