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Goodwill Industries to Pay $65,000 to Settle Disability Discrimination Suit

Goodwill Industries of Greater New York and Northern New Jersey, Inc. touts its hiring of people with disabilities, but recently settled a workplace discrimination lawsuit for $65,000. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) brought the lawsuit against Goodwill and announced Monday that the two groups had settled. According to…

From Goodwill to the Salvation Army: Evaluating the Ethics of some of America’s Best-Known Charities

Last year when Change.org’s petition to stop Goodwill Industries from exploiting its workers with disabilities entered the spotlight, the public was confused as to why an 80-year-old law which allowed the practice still governed an organization claiming to do charitable work. However, Goodwill is not the only so-called charity that…

Disability Rights Under Attack by Congress

Rights for Americans with disabilities are under attack in a bill disguised as reform of the Americans with Disabilities Act. HR 620, the ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017, requires people with disabilities to file a formal complaint with the Justice Department if they are denied access to a…

Study on Housing for People with Disabilities Released

The quality of life for those living with a disability in America has improved over the past 30 years. But for this segment of the nation’s population to reach full independence, it first must be able to be self-sufficient. The first step in this process is not unlike the first…