Tag: Disability

New York State Expands Workplace Harassment Laws

New York State legislators are heading toward the forefront of cracking down on workplace sexual harassment. They ended their 2019 session passing a plethora of expansions to the state’s existing workplace discrimination laws. Most notably, they removed the requirement for the harassment to be “severe or pervasive” in order for…

White Racists Use Intimidation for Years to Beat Black Employee with Disability into Slavery

Bobby Paul Edwards, 53, who was charged with slavery, assault and battery, false imprisonment, Fair Labor violations and discriminations against John Christopher Smith, a Black employee with intellectual disabilities at J&J Cafeteria in Myrtle Beach, S.C., plead guilty on Monday. Edwards, Smith’s manager and brother of the business owner Edward…

Sessions to Put the 'Dis' in Disability

Alarms are going off throughout the disability advocacy world over Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III’s decision to repeal 25 documents, including ten of which are very important Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) guidance, which he deemed are “outdated, used to circumvent the regulatory process, or that improperly goes beyond…