Tag: Disability

Archived: U.S. Government Disability Employment Hits Record High

Employment of people with disabilities by the U.S. federal government hit a record high last year, according to the Office of Personnel Management, which submitted its report to President Barack Obama last month. The total number of permanent federal employees with disabilities increased from 234,395 in 2013, to 247,608 in…

Archived: 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…

Archived: 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,…

Archived: 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….

Archived: 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…