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Disability Rights Under Attack by Congress

Disability Rights Under Attack by Congress

“Everyone is just one bad day away from needing accessible options the #ADA requires to help them get around,” tweeted Sen. Tammy Duckworth.

Sessions to Put the ‘Dis’ in Disability

Sessions to Put the ‘Dis’ in Disability

AG plans to revoke 10 ADA guidance documents.

Republicans Urge Trump to Enact Discriminatory Executive Order

U.S. Judge Allows First Transgender Person to Sue Under Disability Law

Kate Lynn Blatt is the first transgender person to be allowed to sue under the Americans with Disabilities Act for gender dysphoria.

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Fear, Uncertainty Loom for Disabled Community Under Trump

The positions and past histories of Cabinet members leading the administration indicate a hostile environment for people with disabilities.

Candidates who Support People with Disabilities are Victorious on Election Night

Candidates who Support People with Disabilities are Victorious on Election Night

State representatives and others from both major political parties who have promised to progress disability rights were winners on election night.


Court Finds Blanket Policies Not Discriminatory

Federal judge says Disney does not violate Americans with Disabilities Act by not catering to individual preferences.

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Disability Activists Arrested for Protesting Outside White House

Protesters chanted "disability rights are human rights" outside the White House last week.

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Congressman Challenges ‘Predatory Lawsuits’ Exploiting ADA

Small businesses struggle with financial hardships and potentially closing down completely following a series of lawsuits taking advantage of strict ADA regulations.


Greyhound Admits Cheating People with Disabilities

The bus transportation company will pay at least $300,000 to passengers it discriminated against and addresses ADA violations.

U.S. Government Disability Employment Hits Record High

While professionals with disabilities struggle to establish themselves in the private sector, the U.S. government is employing this population at a record — even at the senior level.

Depression, Obesity, Drug Addiction Not a Disability, Survey Says

More Republicans believe speech disorders, learning disabilities and cancer aren’t disabilities either.

ADA 25 Years Later: Definite Progress But Hiring Gaps Remain

As the Americans With Disabilities Act celebrates its 25th anniversary July 26, significant gaps remain in hiring the 19 percent of Americans with disabilities. New laws aim to improve the efforts of federal contractors and help people with disabilities save more.

ODEP Promotes its Employment First Initiative

Employment First aims to put more people with disabilities in well-paying jobs with room for growth.

Wells Fargo’s Kathy Martinez: How to Hire & Empower People With Disabilities

Renowned disability advocate Kathy Martinez brings her experience to Wells Fargo, heading an effort to improve recruitment, customer service and supplier diversity for people with disabilities.

June Legal Roundup: Another Misstep for Abercrombie

What did the company do now? Refuse to hire a job applicant because she wore a hijab.

What Is Possible for People With Disabilities?

To overcome basic misconceptions, a professional with a disability must be fully integrated into the workplace, not isolated.

Racial Discrimination: Black Employee Fired After Being Called the N-Word

See how this employee’s firing was justified, and read other cases on racial discrimination, religion, disability and FMLA.

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Workplace Diversity: 5 Legal Challenges of Work/Life Programs

Workplace diversity includes work/life, but can offering employees flexibility and other benefits get you in trouble? Here are the pitfalls to avoid.


No ADA Accommodation Leads to Seizure, Hospitalization for Diabetic Worker

Can a manager legally keep his employee, who has diabetes, from testing her blood sugar? Read this and other recent discrimination cases.

Is Professor’s ‘Hi, Sweetie’ Comment Sexual Harassment?

Did diversity and inclusion in a corporate culture cause a reaction to this chin-chucking incident? Read this case and more in our legal update.