Publications: Enforcement

Employment Enforcement (Title I)

Filing a Charge
Information on the process of filing an employment discrimination complaint.

Federal Sector Equal Employment Opportunity Complaint Processing Regulations
This document summarizes some of the changes to the complaint processing regulations to make the process more effective.

EEOC's Mediation Program
Fact sheet on EEOC's mediation program, includes information on what to expect from the process and who to contact. 

Enforcement Guidance: Compensatory and Punitive Damages Available under 102 of the Civil Rights Act of 1991  (7/14/92). This guidance sets forth the Commission's position on the availability of compensatory and punitive damages pursuant to the Civil Rights Act.  These caps apply to the Americans with Disabilities Act as well.

State & Local Government Enforcement (Title II)

How to File a Title II Complaint
(DOJ) 1 pg. Information on filing a complaint against state or local government agencies.

Department of Justice Americans with Disabilities Act Mediation Program
(DOJ) 8 pgs. 1998

Discrimination Complaint Form
(DOJ) 3pgs. Title II of the ADA & Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 --Discrimination Complaint Form

Places of Public Accommodation Enforcement (Title III)

How to File a Title III Complaint
This publication details the procedure for filing a complaint under title III of the ADA, which prohibits discrimination based on disability by businesses and non-profit agencies.

Department of Justice Americans with Disabilities Act Mediation Program (DOJ) 8 pgs. 1998 

General/Other Enforcement

ADA Designated Investigative Agencies
A guide to the nine federal agencies designated to investigate disability-related discrimination complaints filed against State and local government programs under Title I or Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

A Brief Overview of Enforcement Under Title II & III of the ADA
Legal E-Bulletin posted August 2001

Enforcing the ADA, A Status Report from the Department of Justice
This is a quarterly document published by the Department of Justice that gives updates on ADA cases in the country.

Filing a Transportation Complaint
The Office of Civil Rights of the Federal Transit Administration monitors the implementation of and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 by investigating complaints and conducting compliance reviews.

Fighting Discrimination Against Persons with HIV/AIDS
(DOJ) 3pgs. Fact sheet on ADA rights for persons with HIV/AIDS.