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When Do You Have to Inform Your Employer About Your Disability?

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For individuals suffering from physical or mental disability, maintaining employment and reaching full potential can be challenging. Employers and coworkers may be apathetic about the unique problems that disabled employees have in the workplace. Disabled employees may even face accusations that they are exaggerating their issues to evade job responsibilities. Because disclosing a disability risks…..Read More »

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What Makes a Workplace ADA-Compliant?

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The Americans with Disabilities Act (signed in 1990, amended in 2008) is an important piece of legislation with far-reaching implications for employers and employees alike. There is no doubt that it has played—and continues to play—a fundamental role in protecting the rights of disabled persons who have traditionally been disfavored by the employment market. Under…..Read More »

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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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