Employment

Finding Suitable Employment with a Disability

Tuesday, July 18, 2017Finding employment as a disabled person can be challenging. From asset caps to maintain benefits, to exclusionary language on job applications, barriers abound. There are a number of national and local resources available to people with disabilities who are looking

Paying Disabled Workers Fair Market Wage Isn’t Just Ethical…It’s Economical

Friday, July 14, 2017It was a hot summer and I was on the longest road trip of my life when I found the perfect product, something that would keep the heat at bay. It was exactly what I needed and only one small…

Acceptance and Accommodations: Bridges to Workplace Inclusion

Tuesday, November 22, 2016“You don’t look disabled,” a well-meaning colleague said. How do you respond to that? Say “thank you,” as if somehow you hit the jackpot that your disability was not immediately apparent? I opted not to extend false gratitude. Smiling, I…

Setting the Bar Higher for Inclusion in the Legal Field

Wednesday, November 9, 2016Employers in the legal field sign pledges to commit ourselves to promoting a just workplace with equal opportunity for advancement and recognition of the impact of implicit bias. We use “diversity” and “inclusion” as buzzwords. But what does all of…

How Workplaces Discriminate Against People of Multiple Marginalized Identities

Wednesday, November 2, 2016I live every day in the body of a femme queer crip. I am also a neurodivergent single mother with a learning disability. The many intersecting identities of crip people of color like myself are often met with multiple forms…

This Year, I Have a Reason to Celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Wednesday, October 26, 2016National Disability Employment Awareness Month has a different feel for me this year because I recently accepted an offer for my first professional job as the new Project Manager for the CareerACCESS Program at the World Institute on Disability (WID). …

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.”…

Feds urge contractors to increase disability employment

Saturday, December 10, 2011
Department of Labor Acts
In a major push to expand employment opportunities for people with disabilities, the Department of Labor proposed an overhaul Thursday of affirmative action regulations for federal contractors. Though federal contractors have been barred from discriminating against…

DOL launches new employment resources tool

Monday, October 31, 2011The U.S. Department  launched a new Facebook page October 20, titled the Social Jobs Partnership, to “highlight available training programs, educational opportunities and job search resources” for people with disabilities.
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“Linking American job seekers with the resources…

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