Tag: People-with-disabilities

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,…

Trump Physically Mocks Reporter with Disability for Challenging His Claim

Last weekend, Donald Trump added people with disabilities to his ever-growing list of those he has bashed since launching his presidential campaign in June. His most recent target, Serge Kovaleski, is a reporter who has arthrogryposis, a congenital condition that limits the movement of his joints. The real estate developer-turned-GOP…

U.S. Government Disability Employment Hits Record High

Employment of people with disabilities by the U.S. federal government hit a record high last year, according to the Office of Personnel Management, which submitted its report to President Barack Obama last month. The total number of permanent federal employees with disabilities increased from 234,395 in 2013, to 247,608 in…

Stop Putting Me on a Pedestal

The following is a response from a DiversityInc reader on our “7 Things NEVER to Say to People With Disabilities” article. Hi, my name is Kevin, I’m a twenty four year old male with cerebral palsy. Over the many years, I’ve always tried to surpass my disability, because I was…

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…

ADA 25 Years Later: Definite Progress But Hiring Gaps Remain

On July 26, 1990, when former President George H.W. Bush signed the Americans With Disabilities Act into law, it was heralded as the beginning of a new era of improved access and employment for people with disabilities. As the nation celebrates this landmark civil-rights legislation impacting an estimated 56 million…