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Disability Discrimination: Information and Legal Cases Document List

This page contains the full list of articles and documents from the Disabled World Discrimination category. Though some documents may have since been updated, or revised, they are still listed by their original publish date, with the most recent documents first.

Disability Discrimination: Information and Legal Cases Publications

2017-08-09 : UPS to Pay $2M to Resolve Nationwide EEOC Disability Discrimination Claims : United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS) agrees to pay $2 million to nearly 90 current and former UPS employees to resolve nationwide disability discrimination lawsuit filed in 2009 by EEOC.

2017-01-09 : Diallo's Nightclub Sued: Fired Employee for Not Providing HIV Test Result : EEOC charged Diallos violated federal law when it forced employee to provide medical documentation to prove she was not HIV-positive, then fired her when she failed to provide documentation.

2016-12-31 : Joyce Banda Promotes Disability Rights at Washington Harkin Summit : In most countries disability rights are non-existent and discrimination continues to deny persons with disabilities, as well as workers who become disabled, access to work.

2016-11-27 : Disability Hate Crime Within the UK - Estimated Incident Rates Not Decreasing : EHRC suggests there has not been dramatic change in the incidence of disability hate crime either up or down.

2016-11-20 : Reintroducing 'Hate' Back Into 'Hate Crime': Hate Crime Committed Against Intellectual Disability : Paul Dodenhoff examines physical impairment and intellectual impairment disability hate crime.

2016-08-24 : U.S. Department of Justice Sues Georgia for Segregating Students with Disability : Lawsuit against state of Georgia alleging treatment and segregation of students with disabilities in GNETS Program violates Americans with Disabilities Act.

2016-06-21 : Justice Department Finds Nevada Discriminates Against Inmates with HIV and Other Disabilities : Nevada Department of Corrections policies and practices for housing and employing inmates with disabilities violate the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

2016-05-17 : Mobile Destination Sued For Disability Discrimination : EEOC federal agency charges mobile phone retailer management withdrew job offer to salesman because he uses a wheelchair.

2016-02-24 : Equal Opportunities for Children with Diabetes - DOJ Reaches Agreement with a Texas YMCA : Arlington-Mansfield Area YMCA refused to provide daily insulin injections to a child, which left him unable to attend the summer day camp program.

2016-02-24 : AMC Theatres Sued for Vision Disabilities Discrimination : Class action lawsuit to challenge discrimination against movie-goers who are blind or low-vision.

2016-01-11 : Emotional Support Animals in University Housing Settlement : Justice Department reaches settlement with Kent State University to resolve allegations of discrimination in university-operated student housing.

2016-01-10 : United Airlines Fined for Violating Airline Disability Rules : U.S. Department of Transportation fines United Airlines for violating rules protecting air travelers with disabilities and violating rule prohibiting long tarmac delays.

2015-12-13 : Muslims with Disabilities In UK, US & Canada : Muslim Social Research Network launches study to understand needs of Muslims with disabilities.

2015-09-24 : Nut Jobs, Nut Cases & Brazil Nuts: Eradicating Derogatory Terms : Paul Dodenhoff writes on why it is important to eradicate derogatory terms regarding mental illness and mental impairment.

2015-07-23 : Why Do Women Commit Disability Hate Crime : Katherine Quarmby asked recently in an article written for the Guardian newspaper, why do women commit disability hate crime.

2015-07-13 : Is British Disability Welfare Reform, Simply a Display of 'Hate' : Over recent years I have become concerned over successive British Governments and their treatment of disability, particularly concerning welfare reform.

2015-05-28 : Abuse, Harassment & Violence Towards Disability - Prejudice or Vulnerability : There are arguably a number of reasons why disability hate crime has largely been ignored.

2015-03-22 : Hate Speech: Crimes Against Americans with Disabilities : Results of a survey reveal anti-disability hate-speech is still very much alive in America.

2015-02-03 : FY2016 Budget Tackles Discrimination Against People with Mental and Addictive Disorders : NAPHS applauds presidents proposal to eliminate Medicare 190-day lifetime limit and urges action to address discrimination in medicaid.

2015-01-16 : The Continuing Demonization of Disability - Ignorance or Incitement : Paul Dodenhoff writes on the continuing demonization of disability - ignorance or incitement.

2015-01-14 : Justice Department Settles Ada Case with Quinnipiac University : Settlement with Quinnipiac University to resolve allegations that the university violated the Americans with Disabilities Act.

2014-11-17 : Analysing the Motivation of 'Hate': Disability Hate Crime : Paul Dodenhoff writes on Analysing the Motivation of Hate in relation to disability hate crime, to get people to think about, and discuss the topic.

2014-11-06 : Analysing the Characteristics of 'Hate': Disability Hate Crime : Paul Dodenhoff examines some key characteristics surrounding a number of high profile hate crime cases in the U.K..

2014-11-04 : Challenging Hate Within the UK - The Disability Hate Crime Network : Information regarding The Disability Hate Crime Network in the U.K., a group that challenge hate crime committed against disabled people.

2014-10-10 : Addressing Stigma Against Patients and Providers with Disabilities : Leana Wen, M.D., shares her personal experiences on sensitizing doctors to patients with disabilities in an essay published in Health Affairs.

2014-09-29 : 'Hidden Hate' - Why are We Still Failing Disabled People : As Hidden Hate focuses on the continuing failures within the capital city of London, the center of British politics itself, in tackling disability hate crime.

2014-09-22 : CRPD List of Countries: Convention, Optional Protocol Signatures, Ratifications : UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities - Information and list of ratified countries.

2014-09-11 : Silence is Golden: UK Human Rights Violations & the British Media : Paul Dodenhoff writes on the strange lack of coverage in the U.K. media in regards to recent human rights violations.

2014-08-26 : Has Negative Government or Media Rhetoric, Caused Disability Hate Crime Within the UK : In this article Paul Dodenhoff points out that disability hate crime is highly complex, and we actually understand very little about it as yet.

2014-08-20 : Is the UK Under UN Investigation for Human Rights Abuses Against the Disabled : Will the UK become the first country to face a high-level inquiry by a United Nations committee for human rights violations concerning the disabled....

2014-08-18 : The Complexity of Hate Part 2 - Learning disability, Autism and Asperger's : Hate crime committed against perceived mental disability - by Paul Dodenhoff, a PhD research student at Lancaster University, Law School UK.

2014-08-12 : The Complexity of Hate - Disability Hate Crime within the UK : Paul Dodenhoff reports on academic thinking on disability hate crime committed towards people with disabilities - Includes case studies.

2014-06-04 : Disability Hate Crime - Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics : In this article Paul Dodenhoff looks at social sciences and statistics in regard to disability hate crime.

2014-05-22 : DRLC Sues Riverside County Medical Center for Discrimination Against Patients and Visitors with Disabilities : Lawsuit alleges Ms. Goldkorn experienced a range of disability related access issues at the Medical Center as a patient and as a visitor.

2014-05-14 : Five Faces of Oppression - Disability Hate Crime in the UK : In this article Paul Dodenhoff looks at oppression and disability hate crime in the United Kingdom.

2014-05-06 : Disability Hate Crime - A Male Crime : Paul Dodenhoff examines whether disability hate crime is predominantly a male gender characteristic.

2014-04-27 : Disability No Justification for Denying People's Right to Make Their Own Decisions : UN committee stresses new disability rights guidelines on implementing Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

2014-04-16 : Silencing Discriminatory Language One Conversation at a Time : Author, Attorney and Motivational Speaker Tali Raphaely is on a mission to silence discriminatory language one conversation at a time.

2014-03-29 : Disability Hate Crime in the UK - A Misleading Focus on Attitudes Towards Disability : Paul Dodenhoff a PhD student writes on investigating the motivation behind disability hate crime within the UK.

2014-03-06 : US Justice Department Enters Consent Decree with H&R Block Requiring Accessibility of Websites and Mobile Apps Under ADA : Justice Department enters consent decree with National Tax Preparer H&R Block requiring accessibility of websites and mobile apps under Americans with Disabilities Act.

2014-03-04 : The Cause of Disability Hate Crime within the UK : Paul Dodenhoff is a PhD research student based at the Law School, Lancaster University, investigating disability hate crime within the UK.

2013-05-09 : $240M Awarded for Abuse of Workers with Intellectual Disabilities : Jury awards U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) damages totaling $240 million for disability discrimination and severe abuse.

2013-01-16 : Charles Dickens Used Literature to Showcase Discrimination Against Disabled : Charles Dickens characters and plots often dealt with difficult social realities and portrayal of disabled and social discrimination they faced is no exception.

2012-11-18 : Report Workplace Discrimination Against Obese People : In cases of employment discrimination against obesity people can pursue a claim under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act (ADAAA).

2012-10-23 : Disability Community Applauds Report on Ending Discrimination Against Parents with Disabilities : Rocking the Cradle report released by NCD receives accolades from disability organizations and people with disabilities across the U.S..

2012-10-23 : Ensuring Rights of Parents with Disabilities and Their Children - Rocking the Cradle : Policy study provides comprehensive overview of factors that support and obstruct Americans with all kinds of disabilities from exercising their fundamental right to begin and maintain families.

2012-10-21 : Justice Department Intervenes on Behalf of Test Takers with Disabilities : Lawsuit alleges LSAC fails to provide testing accommodations to ensure test takers demonstrate their aptitude and achievement level rather than their disability.

2012-09-26 : Disabled Workers Awarded $1.3M for Pay Discrimination : Henrys Turkey Service violated Americans with Disabilities Act by paying 32 workers with intellectual disabilities severely substandard wages.

2012-09-10 : National Disability Discrimination Tour: Los Angeles : Commissioners of the EEOC will visit Los Angeles Calif Thursday Sept 13 2012 to explain and discuss the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act.

2012-09-02 : Disability Discrimination Law to be Explained in EEOC Commissioners Tour : Commissioners of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission U.S. tour to explain and discuss Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA).

2012-07-30 : Wal-Mart Stores Sued by Disability Rights Advocates for Hard-to-reach Payment Machines : Disability rights advocates file federal lawsuit against Wal-Mart claiming retail giant refuses to make payment machines accessible to customers who use wheelchairs and scooters.

2012-07-26 : FHWA Office of Civil Rights investigating City of Somerville Public Transportation Policies, Practices, Programs : CAPS alleges City of Somerville has failed to conduct update of their ADA self-evaluation and Transition Plan.

2012-04-21 : HHS Settles Allegations for Children with Diabetes Attending Summer Camp : Town of Simsbury Connecticut Agrees to Modify Policy for Children with Diabetes Attending Summer Camp.

2012-01-01 : Employee Discrimination Claims and Awards : In 2011 US employees filed almost 100000 federal employment discrimination complaints a record amount perhaps due to the weakened economy and high unemployment rate.

2011-11-25 : U.S. Supreme Court Considers Religious Exception to Anti-Discrimination Laws : Supreme Court to decide if ministerial exception which allows religious institutions to discriminate for certain positions encompasses disability.

2011-10-30 : U.S. Justice Department Resolves Lawsuit Alleging Disability Discrimination in Sioux Falls : The case originated from discrimination complaints filed with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development HUD.

2011-10-06 : EEOC Sues BAE Systems for Disability Discrimination : A Virginia-based military vehicle manufacturer engaged in unlawful disability discrimination against one of its employees in Sealy Texas.

2011-09-19 : Employment Discrimination at All-Time High : The law does not allow an employer to fire an employee for discriminatory reasons which violate the state and federal rights of its workers.

2011-08-24 : Freedom from Exploitation, Violence and Abuse : Exploitation can involve absence of something or refusal to include something such as ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

2011-08-20 : Data Tool to Combat Pay Discrimination Considered by DOL : DOL tool would improve OFCCs ability to gather data that could be analyzed for indicators of discrimination disparities faced by female and minority workers.

2011-07-28 : The Signing of the CRPD by America - A First Step : July 30th of 2009 found the United States of America signing the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

2011-06-16 : Challenges of Disabled Parents Seeking Custody or Visitation - Abbie Dorn Case : Case of paralyzed semiconscious mother of three who according to her parents is being denied a relationship with the children whose delivery nearly killed her.

2011-06-02 : Justice Department Reaches ADA Settlement with Wells Fargo : the agreement requires Wells Fargo to take the following steps to improve access for customers with disabilities.

2011-05-19 : Starbucks Sued for Disability Discrimination : Starbucks Coffee Company violated federal law by denying a reasonable accommodation to a barista with dwarfism at its El Paso cafe and then firing her because of her disability.

2011-05-05 : Accommodations for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Prisoners : Failure to provide accommodations to deaf and hard of hearing prisoners.

2011-05-01 : EEOC Sues Sysco Oklahoma for Disability Bias : Unlawful inquiries into the existence nature and severity of an employee disability.

2011-04-12 : Discrimination Hurts and Leads to Obesity Issues Especially in Males : Males who persistently experienced high levels of discrimination during a nine-year period were more likely to see their waist circumference increase.

2011-03-28 : Negative Attitudes Toward Obesity Going Global : Globalization of fat stigma in which overweight people are increasingly viewed as ugly undesirable lazy or lacking in self control.

2011-02-24 : Court of Appeals Rules in Favor of Person with Disability : DHHS denied Jonathan critically needed habilitation services based upon a staff re-write of one of the State mental health plans.

2011-02-18 : Delta Airlines Fined $2M for Violating Rules Protecting Air Travelers with Disabilities : Penalty of $2 million against Delta Air Lines for violating rules protecting air travelers with disabilities.

2011-01-30 : Disability Discrimination in the Workplace on the Rise : Congress made it possible for many who have suffered discrimination in the workplace to take action against their employers.

2010-12-28 : Disability Discrimination Case Against Property Management Company for $1.25M Settled : Justice Department Settles Disability Discrimination Case Against Property Management Company for $1.25 Million.

2010-12-13 : Lawsuit Against Co-op City for Human Rights Violation : Lawsuit Against Co-op City for Human Rights Violation - Building Entrance Inaccessible for Person with Cerebral Palsy.

2010-12-12 : Human Rights Day: Speak Up Stop Discrimination : IDA calls on the UN, State and civil society actors to speak up to stop discrimination against the human rights of persons with disabilities.

2010-11-29 : National Waste Removal Firm Admits Disability Discrimination : EEOC charged that IESI violated the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) when it fired Harper because of his dyslexia disability.

2010-11-26 : 2009 FBI Hate Crime Statistics : Hate Crime Statistics published by the FBI includes data from hate crime reports submitted by law enforcement agencies throughout the nation.

2010-08-26 : Disabled Workers Still Face Discrimination in the Workplace : Changes made to make businesses more accessible to impaired visitors do not translate into a more tolerant workplace for disabled employees.

2010-08-25 : No Discrimination Where Disability is Only Perceived : Employment Solicitors Trethowans look at a recent discrimination case the Disability Discrimination Act.

2009-09-03 : National Legislative Measures Aimed at Strengthening Rights of Persons with Disabilities : Conference of States Parties to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

2009-03-07 : Disability Pact Provides Road Map to Improve Lives of Millions : People with disabilities suffer some of the worst human rights violations but U.N. treaty provides a road map to improve this situation.

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