Tag: DisabilityRights

Disabilities can be physical or mental. Workers deserve to be treated fairly, regardless of suffering from a physical or mental disability.

Mental Illness and the Workplace: Is Your Employer ADA Compliant?

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Passed in 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act (also known as the ADA) ensures workers with disabilities are granted equal opportunities. The ADA, which covers both private and public employers, prohibits discrimination against workers with disabilities. However, this only applies to employers with more than 15 workers. For state and local government jobs, discrimination is … Continue reading

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What You Should Know About Workplace Disability Discrimination

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Workplace discrimination does not only involve gender, sexual orientation or ethnicity, but also disability. Americans with disabilities are frequently discriminated against, and many might be too afraid of losing their jobs to speak up and ask for help. In 2012, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) received 26,379 complaints citing workplace disability discrimination. The EEOC … Continue reading

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