Rhode Island Civil Rights Laws
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Explanation of Terms in Civil Rights Laws Chart
|Code Section||34-37-1, et seq. (Housing); 28-5-1, et seq. (Employment); 42-87-1, et seq. (Handicapped)|
|Agency||Handicapped, Housing: Commission for Human Rights; Employment: Commission Against Discrimination|
|Administrative Preemption||Handicapped, Housing: No; Employment: Yes|
|Private Action Permitted?||Yes|
|Attorney Fees Recoverable by Plaintiff?||Yes|
|Statute of Limitations||Housing: 1 yr./agency, 2 yrs./private action; Employment: 1 yr.; Handicapped: Not specified|
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