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What Is Meant by “Reasonable Accommodations” for Employees?

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One of the crucial elements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is the requirement it imposes on employers to provide workers with “reasonable accommodations” for mental or physical disability. This means that companies may need to make modifications to the work environment and/or employee responsibilities for employees who have one or more medical conditions…..Read More »

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Disability Discrimination in the Workplace

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Life can be difficult for individuals who live with a physical or mental disability, and a large part of their struggle are the issues they face in securing and maintaining gainful employment. Many business owners resist hiring disabled applicants because of their belief that disabled individuals will not be able to successfully perform their duties……Read More »

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Employers Are About 30% Less Likely to Show Interest in Disabled Job Applicants, Study Finds

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Federal laws prohibit employers from discriminating against disabled job applicants. This has not, however, stopped some companies from overlooking qualified disabled candidates and hiring less qualified workers instead, as researchers at Rutgers University and Syracuse University recently discovered. In fact, these researchers developed thousands of fake cover letters, using them to apply to more than…..Read More »

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United Airlines Settles EEOC Disability Lawsuit for $1 Million

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Earlier this month, United Airlines agreed to pay just over $1 million to settle a federal disability lawsuit that has been garnering public attention since 2009. According to the settlement announcement from officials at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), United will have to pay $1,000,040 to a small group of former employees and make…..Read More »

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EEOC Sues FedEx Ground for Institutional Disability Discrimination

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Post by V. Severin Roberts The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) has filed suit against the shipping company FedEx Ground Package System, Inc., (“FedEx Ground”) claiming that the employer violated federal law nationwide by discriminating against a large class of deaf and hard-of-hearing package handlers and job applicants for years. The EEOC alleges…..Read More »

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