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Rhode Island Civil Rights Laws

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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