The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is found at Title 29, United States Code, Sections 701 and following. The Rehabilitation Act prevents discrimination against and promotes the employment of handicapped people. A handicapped person is defined as anyone with any physical or mental impairment, which substantially limits one, or more major live activity. The Act also applies to individuals with a record of such impairment or who are considered to have such impairment, regardless the present condition.

The law applies to federal government agencies and government contractors and subcontractors.

A complaint should be filed with the employer agency and /or with the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs


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