disability discrimination

Do I Have To Disclose My Medical Condition To A Potential Employer?

Do I Have To Disclose My Medical Condition To A Potential Employer?

What an employer can and can't ask about your disability in an interview

If you have a disability, you should know your rights before you go into a job interview. Here's what you need to know about disability discrimination in hiring. Read More »

7 Ways to Prove Weight Discrimination

7 Ways to Prove Weight Discrimination

Obesity may be an official disease, but how do you prove discrimination?

The American Medical Association has declared obesity to be a disease. Will this help the overweight bring weight discrimination claims against their employers? Here are 7 ways you can prove illegal weight discrimination. Read More »

Driver Won't Let Special Needs Child on Bus, Mother Says

Driver Won't Let Special Needs Child on Bus, Mother Says

Albuquerque bus driver allegedly calls second-grader with cerebral palsy "retarded."

Bus drivers are supposed to treat young students with respect. Yet Albuquerque mom Carol Montoya says her daughter was banned from the bus because of her cerebral palsy. Read More »

Should I Tell My Boss About My Mental Illness?

Should I Tell My Boss About My Mental Illness?

Why You Should No™t (And Three Times You Should)

A reader says everything changed at work once she disclosed her PTSD to her boss. When should you disclose a mental illness to your employer? How do you prove discrimination? Read More »

New Fed Rules To Boost Hiring Of Veterans, Disabled Workers

New Fed Rules To Boost Hiring Of Veterans, Disabled Workers

The rules could make it easier for vets and disabled workers to find work.

The rules could make it easier for vets and disabled workers to find work. Read More »

Mentally Disabled Children Forced To Work For No Pay, Lawsuit Says

Mentally Disabled Children Forced To Work For No Pay, Lawsuit Says

It's tough for disabled people to find work. In addition to whatever physical and mental challenges they may have, they often face discrimination in the workplace. As a result, vocational schools are often vital to integrating them into the workforce. That's what makes the accusations in a recent lawsuit... Read More »

Lifetouch Photographer Gets Flak Over Disabled Boy's School Photo

Parents of a 7-year-old disabled boy were outraged after they saw his class photo. Read More »

Fired Police Officer Sues, Claims Alcoholism Discrimination

Fired Police Officer Sues, Claims Alcoholism Discrimination

If you get drunk and drive a company car into a ditch, can your employer legally fire you for it - if you're an alcoholic? That's the question at the heart of a lawsuit filed by Jason Servo, a former Gresham, Oregon police officer. In January 2011, Servo admits he got drunk and when he was off-duty, crashed... Read More »

Former Hooters Waitress Claims She Was Ousted After Brain Surgery

Former Hooters Waitress Claims She Was Ousted After Brain Surgery

At 27, Sandra Lupo received some scary news: She needed brain surgery to remove a noncancerous cranial mass. She had a buzz cut, the surgery was completed, and she returned to work, with a scar. But what followed, says the former Hooters waitress, was even more horrifying: Her St. Peters, Mo., employer required... Read More »

Disability Rights Lawyer Scott Johnson Sued For Sex Harassment

Disability Rights Lawyer Scott Johnson Sued For Sex Harassment

A California attorney who was paralyzed by a drunken driver in a hit-and-run accident has been on a long crusade to force businesses to become more accessible to the disabled, suing more than 2,100 of them over the past decade. Now he's become the target of a lawsuit himself, reports KXTV in Sacramento, with... Read More »

Fired, Alcoholic Teacher Accuses School Of Disability Discrimination

Fired, Alcoholic Teacher Accuses School Of Disability Discrimination

Jennifer Zeigler had been working as a Georgia middle school teacher for 25 years when she lost her job after driving drunk to school one day. Now Zeigler has filed a federal complaint against the school district that fired her, reports The Daily Citizen of Dalton, Ga., claiming sex and disability... Read More »

15 Things You Need to Know About Disability Discrimination

15 Things You Need to Know About Disability Discrimination

If you have an impairment that substantially limits a major life activity, you might be covered under the Americans With Disabilities Act. Many people are confused about their rights and responsibilities if they have a covered disability, and whether or not they are covered. Here are 15 things you need to... Read More »

How to Disclose a 'Disability' During Your Job Search

How to Disclose a 'Disability' During Your Job Search

"Disabled" is a broad term tha t refers to about 20 percent of Americans, says the Census Bureau. If you're one of them, you want to be smart, yet ethical, in how you handle information about your disability during a job search. In Fortune, Anne Fisher provides some insight. In addition, the disability issue... Read More »

Thanks to GINA, Employers Can No Longer Use Your DNA Against You

Thanks to GINA, Employers Can No Longer Use Your DNA Against You

GINA -- the employment provisions (Title II) of the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act -- is now final, reports the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). What this means is that your genetic information is safe from use by your employer. For example, suppose your genetic profile indicates a... Read More »

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