29 U.S. Code § 794a - Remedies and attorney fees

(a)
(1) The remedies, procedures, and rights set forth in section 717 of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. 2000e–16), including the application of sections 706 (f) through 706 (k) (42 U.S.C. 2000e–5 (f) through (k)) (and the application of section 706 (e)(3) (42 U.S.C. 2000e–5 (e)(3)) to claims of discrimination in compensation), shall be available, with respect to any complaint under section 791 of this title, to any employee or applicant for employment aggrieved by the final disposition of such complaint, or by the failure to take final action on such complaint. In fashioning an equitable or affirmative action remedy under such section, a court may take into account the reasonableness of the cost of any necessary work place accommodation, and the availability of alternatives therefor or other appropriate relief in order to achieve an equitable and appropriate remedy.
(2) The remedies, procedures, and rights set forth in title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. 2000d et seq.) (and in subsection (e)(3) ofsection 706 of such Act (42 U.S.C. 2000e–5), applied to claims of discrimination in compensation) shall be available to any person aggrieved by any act or failure to act by any recipient of Federal assistance or Federal provider of such assistance under section 794 of this title.
(b) In any action or proceeding to enforce or charge a violation of a provision of this subchapter, the court, in its discretion, may allow the prevailing party, other than the United States, a reasonable attorney’s fee as part of the costs.

Source

(Pub. L. 93–112, title V, § 505, as added Pub. L. 95–602, title I, § 120(a),Nov. 6, 1978, 92 Stat. 2982; amended Pub. L. 111–2, § 5(c)(1),Jan. 29, 2009, 123 Stat. 6.)
References in Text

The Civil Rights Act of 1964, referred to in subsec. (a)(2), is Pub. L. 88–352, July 2, 1964, 78 Stat. 241. Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is classified generally to subchapter V (§ 2000d et seq.) of chapter 21 of Title 42, The Public Health and Welfare. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 2000a of Title 42 and Tables.
Amendments

2009—Subsec. (a)(1). Pub. L. 111–2, § 5(c)(1)(A), inserted “(and the application of section 706 (e)(3) (42 U.S.C. 2000e–5 (e)(3)) to claims of discrimination in compensation)” after “(42 U.S.C. 2000e–5 (f) through (k))”.
Subsec. (a)(2). Pub. L. 111–2, § 5(c)(1)(B), inserted “(42 U.S.C. 2000d et seq.) (and in subsection (e)(3) ofsection 706 of such Act (42 U.S.C. 2000e–5), applied to claims of discrimination in compensation)” after “1964”.
Effective Date of 2009 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 111–2effective as if enacted May 28, 2007, and applicable to certain claims of discrimination in compensation pending on or after that date, see section 6 ofPub. L. 111–2, set out as a note under section 2000e–5 of Title 42, The Public Health and Welfare.

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