Tag: People-with-disabilities

Just How Underpaid Are People With Disabilities

According to an analysis of U.S. Census data by the American Institutes for Research, people with disabilities earn 37 percent less than the rest of the working population, even when they have similar levels of education. AIR’s findings are based on the 2011 American Community Survey, an annual, condensed survey…

Disney Parks Sued for Disability Discrimination

By Albert Lin Twenty-eight separate lawsuits have been filed against The Walt Disney Company alleging discrimination against people with disabilities at Disneyland and Walt Disney World, and more are expected. Attorney Andy Dogali, who represents the families, previously told DisabilityScoop.com that he planned to pursue individual lawsuits on behalf of…

NOD Releases Guide for Employers Hiring Veterans with Disabilities

NOD Releases Guide for Employers Hiring Veterans with Disabilities Lt. Gen. (RET) Franklin L. Hagenbeck, former Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel, Department of the Army, Embarks on Nationwide Media Tour to Share Techniques to Support Veterans’ Workplace Success NEW YORK (NOVEMBER 10, 2014) – In honor of Veterans Day,…

VIDEO: Finding Suppliers in LGBT and Disability Communities

Click here to download the PDF of this presentation. Justin Nelson President National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce Justin Nelson is the co-founder and president of the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce. He has used his background in small business and issues advocacy to help build a…

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…