No matter where you work, you should never have the fear that someone will subject you to harassment or discrimination. Unfortunately, disability discrimination is an issue that many U.S. employees face daily. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, or the EEOC, states that disability discrimination occurs when an employer or other higher entity covered by … Continue reading
Disability discrimination has become increasingly common. Depending on the circumstances, it may also be illegal.
A former employee working on the board for BET, Black Entertainment Television, is pressing charges saying she was pressured to leave her job for having a disability. She was on medical leave after being diagnosed with breast cancer. She planned on coming back, only to receive notices that allegedly said she “could no longer represent … Continue reading
Employers have been accused of using workplace wellness programs as a way to learn about the medical histories of their employees. Lawmakers in Congress have introduced legislation that some claim could make privacy issues with these programs more problematic. According to opponents of the Preserving Employee Wellness Programs Act, the bill would allow employers to … Continue reading
Until the 1990s, employees with disabilities lacked workplace protections against discrimination. Recent changes in the law obligate employers to provide reasonable accommodations to employees with disabilities who can still perform their jobs. These accommodations can include changes to work duties. In this video, Los Angeles employment law lawyer Douglas Silverstein explains disability discrimination in the … Continue reading