I have cerebral palsy. Last week I flew to Louisville, which was my final destination. Whrn I de-planed at the airport, I was followed to the restroom by a woman. When I left the restroom, she still followed me and used her cell phone to call others. I was surrounded by airport police. All I wanted was to go about my business and get my bags and leave!!! Then on the return flight, I got a cart to my gate. When I saw I had an hour until the flight, I went to a nearby food vendor to get a hot dog. As I went to the correct gate, a cart driver demanded that I tell him where I was going. Then I was surrounded. They demanded to see my documents. US AIR employee went through my tote bag. My question is to what federal agency could I go to register a complaint. I feel my rights were violated under the A.D.A.
State/Country relating to Question: Kentucky
I wrote US AIR & Standiford Field in Louisville.
Good morning,I'm sorry to hear of your dilemma.Your fact situation appears to be one in which you may have been discriminated against based upon your Disability. Such actions are prohibited under federal law, Title III of the Americans with Disability Act.
If you feel you or another person have been discriminated against by an entity covered by title III, send a letter to the Department of Justice, at the address below, including the following information:
1. Your full name, address, and telephone number, and the name of the party discriminated against; 2 .The name of the business, organization, or institution that you believe has discriminated; 3. A description of the act or acts of discrimination, the date or dates of the discriminatory acts, and the name or names of the individuals who you believe discriminated; and 4. Other information that you believe necessary to support your complaint. Be sure to send send copies of relevant documents. Do not send original documents. You will want to retain originals for evidenciary purposes.
Sign and send the letter to the address below:
U.S. Department of JusticeXXXXX NWCivil Rights DivisionDisability Rights - NYAVEWashington, D.C. 20530
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