People with disabilities face widespread discrimination, segregation, and exclusion. But federal disability rights laws, as well as New York State and local human rights laws, can provide protection. Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, New York State Human Rights Law, and local human rights laws, including the New York City Human Rights Law, you cannot be discriminated against just because you have a disability, someone in your family has a disability, or because someone thinks you have a disability. People with physical and mental conditions have legal rights and are covered by disability laws when seeking medical care.