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Uber’s Record of Disability Discrimination Is Appalling

Ride-sharing was hailed as the wave of the future, but as a recent study shows, it’s only the future for some. Women and people of color, as it turns out, have a tough time getting a lift on ride-sharing apps. The finding has sparked a conversation about discrimination at the ride-sharing giant, but there’s a glaring

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Are ‘discrimination arising from disability’ claims an easy route to employment tribunal wins?

The number of employment tribunal claims for discrimination arising from disability appears to be rising. John Charlton looks at what is behind the trend, and asks how future developments could affect the way employers manage disabled people at work. Discrimination arising from disability was introduced in the Equality Act 2010 to prevent disabled people being

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Report: Voters with disabilities are treated like “second-class citizens” at the polls

Kathy Hoell has been living with disabilities for 35 years and the lack of accessibility at polling stations still irks her. After a traumatic brain injury, she now uses a wheelchair, with limited use of her right side, no use of her left side and the inability to write or handle papers. “So, I am one

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Eugenics and Equality Can’t Mix

From the perspective of the disabled and their advocates, we are living in a schizophrenic culture. On the one hand, we are striving to eliminate discrimination and create a society that is welcoming, understanding and inclusive of the largest minority group in the country – a society where having a special need is not a

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Becoming Disabled

Not long ago, a good friend of mine said something revealing to me: “I don’t think of you as disabled,” she confessed. I knew exactly what she meant; I didn’t think of myself as disabled until a few decades ago, either, even though my two arms have been pretty significantly asymmetrical and different from most

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Judicial Reform Could Mean Greater Attention on Mental Health, Disabilities

When Eddie Ellis talks about the 15 years he spent in prison for manslaughter, he relives the frustration and depression of being punished while behind bars for actions he attributes largely to his dyslexia and epilepsy, and he wonders why he wasn’t treated for his disabilities instead of disciplined. Criminal justice reform is on the

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ADHD is now classified as a specific disability under federal civil rights law

The U.S. Department of Education has issued guidelines aimed at preventing schools from discriminating against the growing numbers of students with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. In a letter to school districts and a “know your rights” document to be posted on its website Tuesday, the department said schools must obey existing civil rights law to

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People With Disabilities Open Up About Hate Crimes

It was five degrees below zero and I was getting on the school bus as a wheelchair-user for the very first time. My neck brace was freshly off and I was in my squeaky new E&J chair, being sent back to high school. I had missed the first three months of ninth grade because of

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How Special Education is Changing in California

Disability discrimination in California has remained an issue, especially when it comes to the education of children with special needs. This is because in most schools, students are separated from one another based on their disabilities.

Employment Discrimination Based on Disability in California

In the state of California, it is illegal to harass or discriminate against an employee based on a real or perceived disability. Furthermore, employers must accommodate disabled individuals to a reasonable degree. Consider contacting L.A. Disability Discrimination Lawyers if you feel as though these anti-discrimination laws have been violated in any way. Under California law,

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How to Handle Disability Discrimination at Work

When confronted with discrimination at work, it can be difficult to know how to react. Here are some steps that you can try to take to resolve the decision prior to contacting a disability discrimination lawyer in L.A. Start by asserting your rights. If you feel as if your employer may simply be unaware that

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How to File a Disability Discrimination Complaint in California

When you are disabled, life can be challenging enough without having to deal with prejudice at work. In fact, you are protected from workplace discrimination based upon your disability by federal law. If you work in California and believe that your employers may have acted illegally in this way, then discussing your experience with a Disability Discrimination

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2 Laws That Protect You From Disability Discrimination

Having a disability doesn’t mean you have to settle for a reduced quality of life. Legal regulations are in effect to ensure that you receive equal treatment from both government and commercial entities. If you feel you’ve been wronged based on the provisions of these statutes, our disability attorney in L.A. can answer further questions. The

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How to Prove Discrimination in Wrongful Termination

Because discrimination is often the result of a gut feeling that you weren’t treated well, it can be difficult to know whether or not you have a valid case. Here are guidelines to decide if you were the victim of discrimination and whether you should consult a wrongful termination discrimination lawyer in Los Angeles. The

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The Prevalence of Disabilities Can Increase Discrimination Against Poorer Socioeconomic Groups

Throughout the world, ten percent of the population lives with a disability. Find out whether you should hire our attorneys by finding out more about the prevalence of disability discrimination. Approximately 650 million people have a disability. Although disabilities cross all socioeconomic groups, the world’s poorest people show higher rates of disabilities than their wealthier

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The Connection Between the ADA and The Rehabilitation Act

The American Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 are two pieces of legislation that are designed to end discrimination against individuals with disabilities. Find out how these two laws work together and, if violated, where you can contact an L.A. disability discrimination lawyer. When ADA was written in 1990, the Rehabilitation Act

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