How to Create a More Inclusive Workplace for Employees with Deafness and Hearing Loss

​Editor’s Note: SHRM has partnered with The Conversation to bring you relevant articles on key HR topics and strategies.  Hearing loss is a critical diversity, equity and inclusion issue for managers and employers. Persons... Read more »

Federal Government Issues Disability Resource Guide

​On the 50th anniversary of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the U.S. Department of Labor released a resource guide to help companies better understand... Read more »

EEOC Wants to Curb Mental Health Discrimination

​The federal government is cracking down on companies that discriminate against workers because they have a mental health condition. “Over the past decade or so, the EEOC [U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission]... Read more »

DOJ to Propose New ADA Web Accessibility Rule

​The Department of Justice (DOJ) is set to propose new standards to ensure that websites and mobile applications run by state and local governments are accessible to people with disabilities. The proposed... Read more »

The ADA Turns 33: Reflecting on Progress Made, Challenges That Remain

​Upon its passage in 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) established workplace protections, boosted economic self-sufficiency and expanded employment opportunities for millions of people with disabilities. However, disability-rights advocates say employers... Read more »

Strategies to Support Working Parents of Children with Developmental Disabilities

?Maintaining a healthy work/life balance is a challenge for many employees. But for Kay Lee Mynatt, it’s a necessity. She is the mother of two children. Her youngest son, Spencer, 1, has Down... Read more »

Tips for HR Professionals to Protect Their Mental Health

?In the fall of 2020, Carol Schulte’s life imploded. She was handcuffed, placed in back of a police car and committed to a psychiatric unit after experiencing a manic episode. Over the... Read more »

Nearly Half of Accommodations for Disabled Employees Cost Nothing

?A recent report revealed that one-time workplace accommodations for employees with disabilities are typically cheaply priced. In many instances, they have no cost to employers. The Job Accommodation Network (JAN), a workplace... Read more »

COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Ends, But Some Pandemic-Era Accommodations May Continue

?Despite the federal government recently ending the COVID-19 public health emergency, organizations can continue implementing many pandemic-related practices. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in May updated its COVID-19 technical guidance... Read more »

Viewpoint: How to Become a Champion for Employees with Autism

?April is Autism Awareness Month, and with all the enthusiasm about diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) in the workplace, we need to call attention to one alarming statistic: There are 5 million... Read more »
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