Discrimination and Federal Grants: An Overview of Recent Decisions Concerning the Rehabilitation Act

Urban Lawyer, Vol. 15, p. 805, 1983

11 Pages Posted: 9 Apr 2013  

Larry A. Bakken

Hamline University - School of Law

Jeff Alan VanZandt

Independent

Date Written: January 1, 1983

Abstract

This article reviews recent cases addressing alleged violations of the Rehabilitation Act and, in particular, two provisions that the Act which prohibit discrimination: (1) the requirement that employers working on certain government contracts take affirmative action to employ qualified handicaps, and (2) prohibition against qualified handicaps being denied participation in or benefits from any federally financially assisted program. Two major issues face the courts concerning these provisions. They are whether the claimant has a private right to bring a cause of action and whether the claimant was the intended beneficiary of the federal financial assistance.

Keywords: Discrimination, federal grants, Rehabilitation Act, affirmative action, handicap, federal financial assistance, Civil Rights Act of 1964

JEL Classification: J7, J71, J78, K00, K31, K32

Suggested Citation

Bakken, Larry A. and VanZandt, Jeff Alan, Discrimination and Federal Grants: An Overview of Recent Decisions Concerning the Rehabilitation Act (January 1, 1983). Urban Lawyer, Vol. 15, p. 805, 1983. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1968005

Larry A. Bakken (Contact Author)

Hamline University - School of Law ( email )

1536 Hewitt Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55104-1237
United States

Jeff Alan VanZandt

Independent

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