Discrimination

Reflecting on the Impact of #DisabilityTooWhite

Wednesday, June 14, 2017It’s been just over a year since activist and Rooted in Rights’ new Digital Manager, Vilissa Thompson, created #DisabilityTooWhite (the hashtag turned a year old on May 18), and started meaningful conversations about race and intersectionality in the disability community.…

Knowledge is Power When Advocating for Disability Rights

Wednesday, April 26, 2017Traveling is a stressful process for anyone; but after navigating the city of Las Vegas upon flying in, I hoped to have a little time to unwind. I was relaxing to the sound of my guide dog, Jason, lapping up…

Questions of Discrimination

Monday, March 28, 2016Today is Law Student Mental Health Day. Time to take a look at the barriers some law students face when they have sought mental health treatment during school. The first barrier is the very front door to the legal…

DRW launches “Questions of Discrimination”

Thursday, April 17, 2014
DRW launches “Questions of Discrimination”
“Questions of Discrimination” a new documentary by Disability Rights Washington (DRW) reveals the mental health bias and stigma inherent in the process used to decide who is fit to become a lawyer.  In Washington State…

Supreme Court recognizes “ministerial exception” to discrimination claims

Wednesday, January 18, 2012A unanimous U.S. Supreme Court ruled January 11 that the American with Disabilities Act, and other anti-discrimination statutes, do not apply to individuals employed at religious institutions, in what had previously been recognized by other courts as the “ministerial exception.”…

Supreme Court declines to hear “child find requirement” case

Wednesday, January 11, 2012The Supreme Court has determined that it will let stand a U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit decision that held that a school can be held liable under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act for failing to identify…

Report details vast discrimination in health care facilities

Tuesday, November 29, 2011The Equal Rights Center recently released an extensive report highlighting a range of Americans with Disabilities Act accessibility violations in health care facilities.
Reports Cites Inaccessible Facilities
According to the report, just 25 percent of the nation’s medical service providers…

Housing discrimination complaints were up in 2010

Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Housing Discrimination Claims Up
The Department of Housing and Urban Development released its annual report for complaints under the Fair Housing Act, finding that almost half the complaints were based on disability discrimination. The number of discrimination complaints based on…

Starbucks to pay barista $75,000 in discrimination suit

Monday, August 29, 2011 Starbucks has reached a settlement with an individual with dwarfism who claimed she was fired after requesting assistance to accommodate her disability, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced Thursday. Starbucks will pay $75,000 to Elsa Sallard and will providing training…

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