Different Paths to Justice: The ADA, Employment, and Administrative Enforcement by the EEOC and FEPAs

Behavioral Sciences and the Law, Vol. 17, pp. 29-46, 1999

8 Pages Posted: 19 Jun 2000  

Kathryn Moss

University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research

Michael Darren Ullman

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Matthew Carl Johnsen

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Barbara E. Starrett

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Scott Burris

Center for Public Health Law Research, Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law

Abstract

Under Title I of the ADA, individuals who believe they have been subjected to disability-based employment discrimination may file an administrative charge. This article looks at who files charges, over what issues, and with what outcomes in both Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) field offices, and state and local fair employment practice agencies (FEPAs). The data for the article are computerized records of all ADA charges filed through March 31, 1998. The data indicate that individuals who rely on a FEPA to investigate their charge have a greater likelihood of obtaining a beneficial outcome than individuals who rely on the EEOC, but proportionately more individuals receiving a beneficial outcome are likely to receive monetary benefits from the EEOC than from a FEPA. Further, those who receive beneficial outcomes will probably receive greater monetary benefits from charges investigated by the EEOC than from those investigated by a FEPA.

Suggested Citation

Moss, Kathryn and Ullman, Michael Darren and Johnsen, Matthew Carl and Starrett, Barbara E. and Burris, Scott, Different Paths to Justice: The ADA, Employment, and Administrative Enforcement by the EEOC and FEPAs. Behavioral Sciences and the Law, Vol. 17, pp. 29-46, 1999. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=195969

Kathryn Moss

University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research ( email )

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Michael Darren Ullman (Contact Author)

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Matthew Carl Johnsen

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Barbara E. Starrett

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Scott C. Burris

Center for Public Health Law Research, Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law ( email )

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Philadelphia, PA 19122
United States
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