Tag: People-with-disabilities

November Legal Roundup: Poor Performance Overrides Edge in Experience

Here’s the latest on some employment-related cases that have gone before the courts: Age Discrimination Older white man cannot support age-, race- and sex-discrimination case. Photo by Shutterstock. A 55-year-old white male health-department microbiologist, with 20 years of service, was passed over for promotion in favor of a white female…

Is This the Most Offensive Halloween Costume Ever

By Chris Hoenig Some of the best Halloween costumes are the most topical: dressing up as the sports star of the moment or one of the actors in that year’s Hollywood blockbuster are almost surefire hits. But so are some of the worst, and one of this year’s costumes is…

Disability Equality Index 'Soft' Launch Announced

Disability Equality IndexSM “Soft” Launch Announced For Immediate Release October 1, 2013 Contact: Anita Howard Phone: 800-706-2710 anita@usbln.org Photo by Shutterstock WASHINGTON, DC (October 1, 2013) – The US Business Leadership Network (USBLN) and the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) have issued a call for Fortune 1000 companies…

Why Was Employee Not Given Raise Along With Promotion

Race Discrimination “For a young Black man I’m already paying you a lot of money” was not the right reason to deny pay increase. An African-American auditor was promoted to team leader. However, unlike others who were promoted, he received no pay raise. When he inquired about this, a supervisor…

How to Help Boston Bombing Victims on the Road to Recovery

By Dara Sharif It’s the miracle of modern medicine. Doctors in Boston say all of the nearly 180 people rushed to hospitals after the marathon bombing will likely live, including the dozen or so who lost limbs. At last count, about 50 people were still hospitalized, a little more than…

Poor Workforce Diversity Practices Result in Gender Discrimination

Gender Discrimination Food company settles OFCCP charges of adverse impact hiring discrimination. A national food distributor has agreed to pay approximately $200,000 and change its hiring practices. The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) charged that the company’s hiring practices discriminated against women. In a nine-month period, the company…

How to Create a Mental-Health-Friendly Workplace

“Mental illness does not discriminate,” saysBob Carolla, director of media relations at theNational Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). “It can strike anyone at any time.” President John Quincy Adams and author Iris Chang (“The Rape of Nanking” and “The Chinese in America”) battled depression.Media giant Ted Turner and broadcaster Jane…

NOD Wounded Warrior Careers: A Model that Works

Yesterday NOD released the results of its Wounded Warrior Careers 4-Year Report in Washington, DC, and called on government agencies to adopt its proven model to assist the most severely injured veterans in the transition to civilian careers. NOD Board Member and retired Lieutenant General Franklin Hagenbeckappeared on Fox News…