Disability Related Employment Discrimination At Record Levels

By MICHELLE DIAMENT January 11, 2011Text Size A A A spike in disability related job bias claims led to an all time high in the number of federal job discrimination charges filed last year. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, or EEOC, handled 25,165 claims of ...

Private School Provider Agrees To Stop Excluding Kids With Disabilities

By MICHELLE DIAMENT January 18, 2011Text Size A A Under an agreement with the Justice Department, a national network of more than 180 private schools will pay $215,000 and make a number of policy changes in order to settle a lawsuit alleging that the schools excluded ...

Job Growth Yields Few Gains For People With Disabilities

By SHAUN HEASLEY January 7, 2011Text Size A A The economy added 103,000 jobs in December, but that did little to alter the employment situation for workers with disabilities, the Labor Department said Friday. The unemployment rate among Americans with disabilities was 14.3 ...

Firefighters' disability pay called 'pretty sweet deal'

You Decide- By SCOTT WYLANDLAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL Posted: January 10, 2011 | 12:00 a.m. An average of five Clark County firefighters each year wind up with chronic ailments such as heart failure and back injuries that end their careers. When they leave the job, they get ...

Shortfall Gives Hope to Disability Rights Advocates

Disability rights advocates try year after year to persuade lawmakers to close Texas’ state-supported living centers, the large, institutional-care settings that the United States Justice Department has monitored for dangerous conditions. Every time, their efforts have been ...

AbilityLinks.org, a free nationwide job opportunity website

AbilityLinks is a web-based community where job seekers with disabilities, inclusive employers and service providers meet and gain access to valuable networking opportunities. Networking is accomplished through AbilityLinks.org, a free nationwide job opportunity website for ...

If you thought the students were trouble, wait for the disability movement

By John McTernan Jody McIntyre has accused the police of premeditated violence (Photo: Jane Mingay) My esteemed colleague Toby Young makes a brave attempt to stand up for Ben Brown’s interview of Jody McIntyre on BBC News 24. He really needn’t have bothered. The clip speaks ...

Equal Rights Center (ERC)

With holiday shopping in full swing, the Equal Rights Center (ERC) wants to hear from people with disabilities about their shopping experiences! Have you had difficulty shopping because of accessibility problems? Narrow aisles? High counters? Entrances with stairs? ...