Tag: People-with-disabilities

Did Wendy Davis' 'Wheelchair Ad' Go Too Far

By Daryl Hannah Political mudslinging is expected in hotly contested elections. But the Texas gubernatorial race involving Texas State Senator and Democratic candidate Wendy Davis and Republican opponent and Texas Attorney General Gregg Abbott has some people on both sides of the political aisle cringing and asking if the mudslinging…

Disability Icon Gets Upgrade

By Daryl Hannah A lot has changed in the 46 years since Susanne Koefoed’s design became the International Symbol for Access, also known as the Wheelchair Symbol. Now, thanks to the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), it’s illegal to discriminate on the basis of “mental or physical disability”; there’s an…

October Legal Roundup: Is Employee With Down Syndrome Entitled to Blanket Protection

Here’s the latest on some employment-related legal cases that have gone before the courts: Disability Discrimination | National-Original Discrimination | Religion Discrimination | Age Discrimination | Family and Medical Leave Act Disability Discrimination Back to top Grocery Store Employee’s Profane Outbursts Do Not Have to Be Accommodated. Photo by Shutterstock…

Police Identify Bullies in Fake Ice Bucket Challenge

By Albert Lin The teenagers responsible for dumping a bucket of human waste on an autistic boy in a fake Ice Bucket Challenge have been identified, but it’s still unclear whether they will face charges. Bay Village, Ohio, police have not released the names of the bullies, who are believed…

JCPenney Unveils Mannequins With Wheelchair, Prostheses

By Albert Lin JCPenney is displaying five “real people” mannequins at its Manhattan Mall store in New York City through August. The mannequins were created for the Today show as part of its “Love Your Selfie” campaign before being loaned to JCPenney. The retailer, which is No. 48 in the…

July Legal Roundup: Can a Straight Man Be Fired for Being Too 'Sensitive,' 'Feminine'

Here’s the latest on some employment-related legal cases that have gone before the courts: Sex Discrimination | Disability Discrimination | Coverage Discrimination | National-Original Discrimination | Litigation | Constitutional Rights | National Labor Relations Act | Family and Medical Leave Act | Legislative and Administrative Action Sex Discrimination Back to…

Report Reinforces Concerns About Racial Equality in Public Education

By Julissa Catalan Photo by Shutterstock According to a report released on Friday by the U.S. Department of Education (DOE)which includes data from every school district in the U.S.underrepresented students are more likely to get punished and have less access to veteran teachers than their white classmates. The most recent…

Major Employment Law Change Set for Monday, March 24

MEDIA RELEASE For Immediate Release Sunday, March 23, 2014 Contact: Lori Becker; 314-724-4310 (M), 314-588-7090 (O); lbecker@starkloff.org MAJOR EMPLOYMENT LAW CHANGE SET FOR MONDAY, MARCH 24TH What St. Louis Businesses Must Know Monday Morning Steve Degnan, Chief Human Resources Officer for Nestl Purina PetCare Company and Starkloff Disability Institute board…