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Wisconsin hotel settles disability discrimination lawsuit for $60,000

If you drive about 180 miles northwest of Milwaukee, you'll arrive at Fort McCoy. Primarily a training base, the 60,000-acre facility is home to the IHG Army Hotel that provides lodging to military personnel and their families, contractors and other visitors.

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.

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.

Fired worker takes on global behemoth and wins

Every day of the year, the United Parcel Service flies and drives packages of all sizes in and out of Milwaukee. The company's bustling brown trucks have long been familiar sights on city streets all over the nation. The world's largest package delivery company is being forced to make changes to its worker leave policy by a single former employee, however. UPS recently settled for $2 million a disability discrimination lawsuit that originated with her. 

Amtrak off-track on disability discrimination

Its formal name is the National Passenger Railroad Corporation. But it is better known to the public as Amtrak. The national rail system has the Hiawatha line running from Milwaukee to Chicago at least a dozen times a day, its website says.The site makes no mention of a recent settlement of a disability discrimination lawsuit, however. According to the agreement, Amtrak is to pay $112,000 in lost wages and compensatory damages to a man it once offered a job. 

What is consider reasonable accommodations under the ADA?

Wisconsin employers must abide by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. This federal law states that reasonable accommodations must be made for employees or applicants who suffer from a disability. An employer may be exempt from this requirement if it would create an undue hardship for the company. Reasonable accommodations are defined as modifications to the workplace that enable an employee to do the job to the best of his or her abilities.

What is considered reasonable accommodation under the ADA?

Both Wisconsin employees as well as those persons seeking a job in the state may be interested in the requirements placed on employers in order to be in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The law uses the term 'reasonable accommodation" when describing what an employer must do in order to facilitate someone with needs either applying for or performing a job.

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