Middletown, CA asked in Civil Rights for California

Q: What is the statute of limitation for filing a civil suit after a 9-10-21 hearing? I need an atty to file this suit.

This civil suit is against a federally-funded agency that denied an exception to regulations, that would have allowed me access to their services. The Office of Civil Right (OCR), of the US Dept of Health and Human Svcs, opened a discrimination investigation. The OCR, inundated with discrimination complaints, is only able to investigate the few with highest merit. The OCR encouraged me to file a civil suit.

This federally-funded agency violated the ADA, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and other nondiscrimination laws when they refused my Reasonable Accommodation request for exception to their policy, thereby discriminating against me on the basis of my disability. Nondescrimination laws guarantee it is unlawful for a federally-funded agency to refuse to make exceptions in regulations and policies, in order to ensure a disabled person has access to services. The agency’s written denial (refusal to make exception), in and of itself, is against federal and state law.

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Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi
  • Civil Rights Lawyer
  • Jess Ranch, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: The answer depends on the nature of the claim you want to make.

To make sure you don't run afoul of any statute of limitations issue, you can make a discrimination claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Go to their website to get the process started.

Make sure you file this claim within 300 days after the decision was made.

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