Executive with Disabilities Shares Her Story

​While workers with disabilities are landing jobs at record rates, they continue to deal with unique challenges, such as physical barriers and social stigmas associated with their condition, that can make work... Read more »

Employment Rate Rising for People with Disabilities

​As layoffs and hiring freezes flood the news cycle, new federal data shows that people with disabilities are landing jobs at record numbers. In 2022, about 21 percent of people with a... Read more »

EEOC Lawsuit Highlights Cancer Discrimination in the Workplace

​The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently sued the United Labor Agency (ULA), a workforce development organization in Cleveland, for allegedly denying an employee with breast cancer reasonable accommodations and forcing... Read more »

When Can HR Ask Applicants About Hearing Accommodations?

​HR professionals must recognize when it is legally acceptable to ask applicants health-related questions—including whether they have a hearing disability—and if they need job-related accommodations, according to updated guidance from the U.S.... Read more »

Are Employers Required to Accommodate Employees with Disabilities?

​About 18.6 million workers in the U.S. have a disability, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. And only 21 percent of people ages 16 and older with disabilities are employed or... Read more »

Circle K to Pay 8 Million for Disability, Pregnancy and Retaliation Charges

​Circle K Stores Inc. agreed to pay $8 million after the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) accused the company of failing to provide reasonable accommodations to and retaliating against workers with... Read more »

Employers Can Do More for Workers with Disabilities

​Labor market data shows that people with disabilities are back to work at pre-pandemic employment levels after being disproportionately laid off during the pandemic. But these workers remain a largely untapped talent... Read more »

Remote Work Helps People with Disabilities Land Jobs

​Federal data shows that the number of people with disabilities finding employment is increasing. Disability advocates credit the rise in remote work. In October, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ monthly report... Read more »

How One Nonprofit Helps Blind Workers Find Jobs

​People who are blind play an integral role in the federal government’s operations. Since 2010, National Industries for the Blind (NIB), a nonprofit in Alexandria, Va., has paired employees who have visual... Read more »

Does Your Company Offer Hearing Benefits?

​Employers’ diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) initiatives often overlook employees with hearing problems, according to a recent survey of about 800 employees by TruHearing, a hearing health care benefits platform in Draper,... Read more »
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