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Disability groups oppose new wellness proposal

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Untenable Choice: Privacy v. Costly Insurance Penalties
Twice in the past year, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has proposed regulations that could force employees with disabilities to sacrifice their families’ medical privacy, or risk paying thousands of dollars in fines.…
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Social Media Review

New mobile app offers dating service for people with disabilities

love datingModern romance has seen the extension of love and courtship onto online and mobile platforms. Tinder, Grindr, OkCupid, HER – the list goes on, with mobile applications that cater to specific demographics such as sexual orientation, religion, age, and more.…
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Litigation News

Settlement reached over accessibility of transportation at hotels run by RLJ Lodging Trust

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Settlement Reached in Hotel Transportation Suit
The Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center, CREEC, of Denver, Colorado, has reached a settlement in a class action lawsuit against RLJ Lodging Trust. The suit addresses the accessibility of RLJ hotel transportation services,…
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Moving company fined for refusing to move person with Hepatitis C

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Moving Company Fined for Discrimination
The Department of Justice announced an agreement with Two Men and a Truck on January 28, requiring the company to pay $13,500 in fines for discriminating against a woman with Hepatitis C. On September 15,…
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Lawsuit accuses Pennsylvania of fostering unnecessary institutionalization

black and white photo of an empty hallway with a wheelchairThe Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania filed a class-action lawsuit [PDF] against the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services on January 19, accusing the state of failing to adequately provide community-based health care and housing services, forcing people with disabilities into…
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