Category Archives: Disability discrimination

The Supreme Court Will Hear Pregnancy Discrimination Case

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear an important pregnancy discrimination case case arising out of Maryland. A UPS worker, Peggy Young, handled the early morning unloading of overnight parcels. After she became pregnant, she was diagnosed as high risk and told not to lift items heavier than 20 pounds. Her particular shift...
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EEOC Announces Enforcement Priorities

At a recent conference, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission revealed some of its priorities for enforcement. The EEOC is interested in attacking some of the barriers to getting a job.  Since the EEOC has the job of enforcing federal civil rights laws, the barrier must have some impact on a particular protected category. Its efforts...
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The Disabled Find it Difficult to Get A Job

The Census Bureau just released statistics showing that the disabled population is less likely to be employed, and more likely to be employed in low-paying jobs. It’s unclear from the report how detailed a statistical analysis underlays the conclusions.    The type of disability can surely affect a  person’s job prospects.  For example, someone with serious cognitive...
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EEOC Issues Guide on Discrimination against Domestic Violence Victims

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has issued a guide to employers on dealing with victims of domestic violence and similar related crimes.  Dating and domestic violence can be committed by either gender, and the victims are not always women.  The stereotypical target of stalking is female, however.  And when employers make decisions based on sex-based...
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