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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
"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 »
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 »