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Americans with Disabilities Act Archives

Does Southridge's stance on Milwaukee County buses violate the ADA?

The Americans with Disabilities Act has made life a lot easier for many Wisconsin residents. Thanks to this important piece of legislation, employers, landlords and other fixtures of society have to make "reasonable accommodations" for people who have disabilities and are prohibited from discriminating against disabled citizens.

Budget cuts will not interfere with EEOC's work

In our last post, we discussed the record number of claims that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission handled last year. According to the recently released draft strategic plan, budget cuts will not undermine the commission's investigation and enforcement of workplace discrimination claims any time soon.

Federal court confirms severe obesity is a disability, cont.

We are continuing our discussion of a recent employment law case. A federal court decided the case in favor of the employee, agreeing that severe obesity qualifies as a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission took up the case after the claimant's death.

Federal court confirms severe obesity is a disability

Technology is not always our friend, especially when it comes to physical activity. Parents everywhere say their kids spend more time texting or playing computer games than they do getting fresh air and exercise. Parents aren't immune, either. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the obesity rate for adults has more than doubled over the past 20 years. In Wisconsin, more than 26 percent of adults are obese.

Disabled driver, 50, tired of unfounded complaints

West Bend police say they have a pile of civilian complaints about a local man. Other drivers have been calling about the 50-year-old's driving since 2007. The driver in question, though, believes he is the victim of discrimination and wants the harassment to stop.

Despite ADA disabled can still face challenges while traveling - Part 2

People with disabilities can face challenges when it comes to traveling even though the Americans with Disabilities Act guarantees equal treatment. Over the last two posts we offered travel tips and some may be especially helpful when it comes to traveling outside of the United States where the Americans with Disabilities Act does not apply. We will finish the travel tips discussion in this post.

Despite ADA disabled can still face challenges while traveling

During our last post, we wrote about how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) guarantees that disabled people are treated equally under the law. Despite the Americans with Disabilities Act people with disabilities can still face challenges while traveling especially outside of the United States where the ADA does not apply. In this post we will continue to offer some travel tips specific to people with disabilities.

ADA guarantees equal treatment but cannot help when traveling outside of country

The Americans with Disabilities Act guarantees that disabled people are treated the same as those without disabilities under the law. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has helped many gain access who could not before its passage but as more people with disabilities travel life can still throw up some hurdles especially when traveling in a foreign country where the ADA does not apply. In this post we will discuss some travel tips that will help disabled travelers.

Diabetic worker sues Walgreens for alleged Americans with Disabilities Act violation

The popular chain pharmacy and convenience store Walgreens has been sued by a former worker for an alleged violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The former employee is diabetic and the former worker claims that Walgreens violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by not providing a reasonable accommodation concerning the worker's diabetes.

Starbucks Settles Disability Discrimination Suit

coffee beans.jpgI previously wrote about a lawsuit filed against Starbucks Coffee Company after it allegedly denied a reasonable accommodation to an employee disabled by dwarfism and fired her because of her small stature. Starbucks has since settled the EEOC disability discrimination suit for $75,000 and an agreement to conduct additional training on the Americans With Disabilities Act ("ADA") with employees at stores in the El Paso area.

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