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Disability Discrimination Archives

How disability discrimination hurts employees, employers

Many employees in Florida who have disabilities may not report those disabilities to their human resource departments. Researchers at the Center for Talent Innovation surveyed more than 3,500 white-collar employees and found that almost one-third of full-time, college-educated workers had disabilities. Nearly two-thirds of those disabilities are invisible. However, just over 20 percent of people with disabilities identified themselves to human resources, and only 39 percent told their managers.

Home Depot faces discrimination lawsuit

On Sept. 28, the EEOC filed a lawsuit against Home Depot on behalf of an employee it says was terminated after an emergency related to a disability. As a general rule, employers in Florida and around the country must reasonably accommodate workers who have a disability. According to the EEOC lawsuit, Home Depot failed to accommodate a disabled woman before terminating her. She suffered from IBS and fibromyalgia.

Sixth Circuit remands age discrimination case to district court

In some cases, Florida employees who are terminated after taking leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act may find that they are facing discrimination for other reasons besides retaliation for the time off. A Tennessee court will be hearing a case involving a home economics teacher who was let go during FMLA leave. The teacher said the school violated the Americans With Disabilities Act and was also guilty of age discrimination.

Judge rules in favor of trans woman

Florida residents may have heard about a case involving a transgender woman who will be allowed to sue her employer under the Americans with Disabilities Act. The court ruled that she could proceed with an employment discrimination lawsuit because gender dysphoria is covered by the ADA. The lawsuit was originally filed in 2014 and claimed that the woman was fired after false accusations were made against her.

Some former cancer patients still face workplace discrimination

People in Florida that once had cancer might still face some workplace discrimination despite the 2009 amendments to the Americans with Disabilities Act that are intended to protect them. The Journal of Oncology Practice published a study that found that since those amendments were enacted, employees were more likely to file claims dealing with workplace relations and employment terms. The number of claims concerning termination, hiring and reasonable accommodation was relatively unchanged. After the amendments passed, courts were more likely to conclude that claims pertaining to employment terms had merit and roughly equally inclined to find that claims in the other categories had credence.

Workplace discrimination and disabled people

Florida workers should be aware that complaints related to disability seem to be on the rise in workplaces across the country. Data released by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission shows that workplace discrimination complaints increased in 2016.

Company accused of disability discrimination

Florida employees may be interested to learn about a lawsuit that was filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission that stated that a disabled employee was discriminated against by a Mississippi home care company. The EEOC claimed that the discrimination occurred after the employee underwent a liver transplant in July 2012.

Employers and making reasonable accommodations

Most disabled workers at Florida companies are protected under the federal Americans with Disabilities Act from illegal workplace discrimination. Employers are required to make reasonable accommodations for workers who are disabled unless the requested accommodations would present undue hardships for the company. If your employer has refused to make reasonable accommodations that would allow you to do your job, you may have the basis for seeking damages.

When refusing reasonable accommodations lead to theft

Florida employees who suffer from a disability such as diabetes may be interested to learn that the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission accused a retailer of violating the Americans with Disabilities Act after it fired an employee for eating food before she had paid for it. In this case, the employee, who had diabetes, was denied the request to keep juice with her at the register.

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