Tag: People-with-disabilities

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…

Are Students Being Suspended Because of Their Race, Ethnicity or Disability

By Julissa Catalan According to a study conducted by 26 experts, a school-to-prison pipeline which transitions underrepresented children from school discipline to prison is very much in existence. The findings indicate that Black students and kids with disabilities are suspended at “hugely disproportionate rates compared to white students,” said the…

Racist Emails Passed Around by Wis. Governor's Staff

By Chris Hoenig An investigation into potential illegal campaign work by Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s staff has turned up an entirely separate revelation: His staff is loaded with people who think racism and ethnic and cultural stereotypes are funny. More than 27,000 emails and hundreds of court documents were released…

Candidate: Autism, Dementia, Disasters Are Punishment for Gay Marriage

By Chris Hoenig Disease and disaster are God’s punishment for same-gender marriage and abortion, according to a Congressional candidate in Illinois. Susanne Atanus is running in the Republican primary for the state’s 9th Congressional District, which includes Chicago and neighboring communities and which has been represented by Democrat Jan Schakowsky…

Cops Allegedly Beat Deaf Black Man

By Chris Hoenig Two Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers are suspended with pay while an investigation continues into a seven-minute altercation that left a Black motorist bloodied and bruised near Oklahoma City. According to the police report, Pearl Pearson, who is deaf, was pulled over after fleeing a car accident just…