In order for Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to practically prohibit employment discrimination against handicapped persons, a broad array of effective and prompt remedies is needed. In this Article, the author examines judicial findings of legislative intent to create private causes of action in the enactment of various civil rights legislation and concludes that a private cause of action is an available mechanism to enforce the federal statutory scheme prohibiting discrimination in the employment of handicapped individuals. While Sections 503 and 504 are silent as to whether a private cause of action exists, Professor Seng clearly shows that the same reasons that permit private causes of action under other civil rights legislation holds true for Sections 503 and 504, thus realizing Congress' intent to fully protect handicapped individuals.
Michael P. Seng, Private Rights of Action, 27 DePaul L. Rev. 1117 (1978).