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Americans with Disabilities Act Archives

After 30 years, the ADA is still protecting disabled workers' rights

Few pieces of legislation are remembered decades after enactment. Along with the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Clean Air Act of 1970 and 1965's Voting Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is remembered for changing the course of history.

EEOC to employers: Don’t deny workplace rights during pandemic

While the COVID-19 pandemic presents unprecedented challenges, it is important for everyone to remember that all laws and regulations are still in place and still being enforced. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently reminded employers that they can respond to the virus and protect their businesses and workers without violating federal disability discrimination law.

Disability discrimination lawsuit: Update

Many of our regular Milwaukee employment law blog readers might well recall a post we published in September of last year about a woman who worked for Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas, Inc., a worldwide supplier of aftermarket auto parts. Among the firms listed in the Hitachi Group directory is Waupaca Foundry, Inc., a company about a two-hour drive northwest of Milwaukee.

EEOC: Disability discrimination now tops race discrimination

For the first time in U.S. history, race discrimination claims are no longer at the top of grievances filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Unfortunately, disability discrimination in the workplace moved to the top of the list of discrimination claims filed by employees in 2019, the EEOC said.

The $2 million lesson in a disability discrimination lawsuit

There are seniors housing, independent living and assisted living facilities scattered around the Milwaukee area and across Wisconsin. According to a retirement care industry publication, each and every one of those facilities should heed the warning implicit in a recent $2 million settlement of a disability discrimination lawsuit agreed to by Prestige Senior Living.

Milwaukee's Marcus Center accused of age and disability discrimination

The Marcus Center for the Performing Arts is one of the focal points of Milwaukee's arts community. For more than 50 years, the facility has been home to arts organizations that include the city's renowned Symphony Orchestra, the Milwaukee Ballet, the Children's Theater and others.

Milwaukee disability rights advocate Ellen Daly dies at 82

As 2019 came to an end, Milwaukee celebrated the life and achievements of Ellen Daly, and mourned the loss of the disability rights advocate. Paralyzed back in 1963 at age 26, Daly was a housewife and mother of five who transformed herself into an effective champion of rights enjoyed today.

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