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Five Questions with Dr. Ronald Copeland of Kaiser Permanente on Addressing Mental Health in the Workplace

Originally Published by National Organization on Disability. Kaiser Permanente’s focus on reducing mental health stigma for consumers and members also applies to its own employees. The National Organization on Disability caught up with Ron Copeland, MD, to understand how to best create a supportive and inclusive workplace for people who…

Clinton Calls for More Employment for People with Disabilities

In a speech Wednesday Hillary Clinton focused on one group of Americans that has not received too much attention during this election year: people with disabilities. Clinton called the people with disabilities community “a group of Americans who are, too often, invisible, overlooked and undervalued — who have so much…

Restaurant 'Fires' Customer in Support of Employee with Disability

A restaurant owner in Anchorage, Alaska, has “fired” one of her customers following his disrespect and mistreatment of an employee who has autism. P.J. Gialopsos, owner of Little Italy Restaurante, said that an irate customer called the restaurant last month complaining about the service of its delivery drivers. Gialopsos’s daughter,…

Discrimination Against Job Applicants with Disabilities Exposed

A new study concluded that employers are still discriminating against job applicants who have a disclosed disability. The Study For the study, which was conducted by Rutgers and Syracuse, researchers sent cover letters and rsums to various accounting companies for just over 6,000 jobs in the accounting field. The only…