Adults with Disabilities

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Adults with disabilities are constantly changing in not only Louisiana but all over the United States.  Many adults with disabilities were either born with them or acquired them as a child.  However, at any moment you could become part of this growing number, temporarily or permanently.  Depending on your age when you became disabled and if the disability is temporary or permanent will impact the services you may be eligible to receive.  Families Helping Families of Greater New Orleans can connect adults with disabilities with supports and resources.


The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and related conditions, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information.

EEOC has success in litigation about employment discrimination against people with developmental disabilities

Families Helping Families of Greater New Orleans is pleased to present Laurie Vasichek, retired Senior Litigator for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), discussing her work at the EEOC.

Ms. Vasichek’s last case was EEOC v Walmart. This court case was appealed to the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. One conclusion of this case is that a job coach is considered a reasonable accommodation.

What is EEOC?

Who was Judge Myron Bright and The Standard of Proof?

Barriers to Employment

Tennessee v. George Lane, et al.

EEOC v. Showbiz Pizza Time dba Chuck E. Cheese's

EEOC v. Burlington Northern & Santa Fe Railway Co.

What is GINA?

EEOC v. Walmart

EEOC v. Henry's Turkey Service

What can we do to improve the justice system?

How to Contact the EEOC and Other Resources

Advice to Law School Students

Updated on 11/18/2022