The Office of Compliance (OOC) celebrates the 15th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Olmstead v. L.C. that provided more rights to individuals with disabilities. On June 22, 1999, the United States Supreme Court held in Olmstead v. L.C. that unjustified segregation of persons with disabilities constitutes discrimination in violation of title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This landmark Supreme Court decision requires states to eliminate unnecessary segregation of persons with disabilities and to ensure that persons with disabilities receive services in the most integrated setting appropriate to their needs.
If you have questions about your rights as a Legislative Branch employee under the ADA, please contact our office at 202-724-9250 and speak with one of our counselors. All calls are confidential.