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People with disabilities prove value in workforce, expert says

Life’s Work of Western PA’s CEO Everett McElveen (left) and speaker Dana LaMon share a laugh Wednesday Oct. 24, 2012 before LaMon, a retired administrative law judge and professional speaker gave his address at an event hosted by Life’sWork of Western PA at the Rivers Casino on the North Side to raise awareness and educate employers on the benefits of hiring workers with disabilities.

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Fifth Circuit Rules for the EEOC in Age and Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

HOUSTON – In a unanimous decision issued on Friday, July 26, 2013, the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit reversed a Beaumont, Texas, trial court judge’s grant of summary judgment in favor of DynMcDermott Petroleum Operations Company (DM), a federal contractor, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced. The EEOC had sued the company, alleging that it discriminated against an applicant on the basis of age and disability.

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U.S. Workers Short on Long-Term Disability Coverage

Uninsured medical expenses are a major factor in about half of all personal bankruptcies and home foreclosures in the United States. Yet American workers are increasingly unprotected from the risk of long-term disability as employers scale back workplace benefits, according to a new survey conducted for Sun Life Financial.

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Moves to help more disabled people into the workplace

A campaign to help people with disabilities get into the workplace has been launched by the UK government.It includes a plan to offer disabled young people new internships and training to help them find jobs.

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Walmart faces sexual harassment suit from woman with disability

On behalf of Law Office of William M. Julien, P.A. posted in Sexual Harassment on Friday, April 12, 2013.Walmart is facing a sexual harassment, disability bias and retaliation lawsuit in the Midwest.

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The ill-treatment of employees with disabilities in British workplaces

While society sees employment as the key to social membership, the assumption that employees with disabilities are of less productive worth leads to stigmatization and discrimination.

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A How-to Guide on Job Searching With a Disability

In the series premiere of Downton Abbey, the character John Bates arrives at the series’s eponymous home walking with a cane, and is introduced as Lord Grantham’s new valet.

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Disability discrimination in the workplace is forbidden by law

In some ways, employment discrimination because of disability has proved extremely difficult to combat. According to interviews with individuals having severe disabilities such as cerebral palsy, they mostly want to be treated as just people and not as an alien species. Fortunately, Florida and all other states are now bound by federal and state laws that protect the rights of the disabled from discrimination in the workplace.

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