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3.8. What to Do if You Think You Have Experienced Discrimination

The law prohibits discrimination in every aspect of employment – from recruitment to promotion.  While most employers likely do not intentionally discriminate, it certainly does happen.  If you think you have been discriminated against because of your disability (or race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or age), educate yourself on the EEOC's rights of employees and job applicants before you decide on what, if any, action you might take.  If you are unsure if you have experienced discrimination or have any questions about the process for filing a complaint, contact the EEOC directly and/or seek out legal advice. 

NOTE:  Disability and employment law is very complicated – and this section is not intended to serve as legal advice or a substitute for legal counsel.  If you are in need of legal services, the American Bar Association offers ABA Homefront and helps to connect veterans and military families with the legal services they need.  Pro bono services may also exist in your local community.  

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