Notice of Rights Under the Americans With Disabilities Act

The New York City Law Department does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the operation of its programs, services or activities. We provide reasonable accommodations necessary to enable persons with disabilities to participate in programs, services and activities.

A form for employees and applicants for employment seeking a reasonable accommodation is found in our Office Manual (available online, or by request from Dawn Besthoff at 212-356-0888).

Anyone who needs a disability related accommodation in order to participate in a program or receive a service at the Law Department (involving matters other than employment) is invited to make their needs and preferences with respect to accommodation known to us by contacting Lillian Evans, Deputy EEO Officer at 212-356-2446.

Grievance Procedure under The Americans with Disabilities Act

A grievance about employment practices should be made to the Law Department’s EEO Officer or a Deputy EEO Officer in accordance with the Law Department’s Equal Employment Opportunity Policy, found in the Office Manual.

A grievance with respect to matters other than employment should be in writing and contain information about the alleged discrimination such as the name, address, and phone number of the complainant and the location, date, and description of the problem. Alternative means of filing complaints, such as personal interviews or a tape recording of the complaint, will be made available for persons with disabilities upon request. The complaint should be submitted by the grievant or the grievant’s designee as soon as possible but no later than 60 calendar days after the alleged violation to Lillian Evans, ADA Coordinator.

Within 15 calendar days after receipt of the complaint, the ADA Coordinator or her designee will contact the complainant to discuss the complaint and the possible resolutions. Within 15 calendar days of the meeting, the ADA Coordinator or her designee will respond in writing, and where appropriate, in format accessible to the complainant, such as large print, Braille, or audio tape. The response will explain the position of the Law Department and offer options for resolution of the complaint.