Tag: Disability

People with Disabilities at Risk of Losing Benefits

If Congress does not come to a consensus on the current Social Security dilemma, millions of Americans living with a disability will see their monthly federal benefits shaved from $1,130 to $900. The Social Security disability benefits program is facing abrupt cuts, according to the 2015 Annual Report of the…

Disability Advocates Push Back Against Wage Limits

More than a generation after the historic American with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law, disability advocates are still fighting for what they deem is a level playing field in the workplace. According to the American Institute for Research, based on the US Census Bureau’s 2011 American Community Survey,…

NOD Launches PWD Employment Advisory with $1 Million Prudential Grant

By Sheryl Estrada Photo courtesy of the National Organization on Disability The National Organization on Disability (NOD) is making a corporate connection. Headed in a new direction of corporate services, the organization’s endeavors are supported by a $1 million lead corporate grant from the Prudential Foundation. For more than 30…

Deadline for Disability Employment Tracker Extended, Included in Top 50 Survey

By Sheryl Estrada There is now more time to objectively and confidentially assess your company’s disability and veterans employment practicesat no cost. The National Organization on Disability (NOD) has extended the deadline for its free, corporate self-assessment tool called the Disability Employment Tracker to March 2. Now in its second…

January Legal Roundup: Can a Religious Object Be a 'Dangerous Weapon'

Here’s the latest on some employment-related cases that have gone before the courts: Religion Discrimination | Sex Discrimination | Disability Discrimination | Age and National-Origin Discrimination | Race Discrimination | Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act Religion Discrimination Homeland security should have accommodated three-inch “sword blade” for Sikh agent….

September Legal Roundup: Is Employer Liable for 'Creepy' Coworker

Here’s the latest on some employment-related cases that have gone before the courts: Sex Discrimination | Disability Discrimination | Religion, Race, National-Origin Discrimination | Legislation and Administrative Action Sex Discrimination Creepy love poet in short shorts. Photo by Shutterstock A police chief and a mayor failed to stop sexual harassment…

'I Didn't Get the Job Because I'm Black'

Race Discrimination Diversity and inclusion in the corporate culture could mean preemptive hiring is discrimination.A Black employee alleged that she was denied a promotion to a higher IT position, and a less-qualified Asian employee was selected instead. The employer’s defense was that she never applied for the position and, therefore,…

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

Racial Discrimination Racial names do not justify slapping customer. A white customer suspected of shoplifting was escorted to a security area for questioning. The customer’s white friend then barged into the area, cursing at the store employees, one of whom was Black. She used the N-word toward the Black store…

WellPoint Joins 100,000 Jobs Mission Pledging to Hire Veterans

Indianapolis April 11, 2012 WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP) announced today that it has joined the 100,000 Jobs Mission, a coalition of major corporations that have jointly committed to hiring 100,000 transitioning service members and military veterans by 2020. As the first health benefits company to join the coalition, WellPoint has…