What Is Disability Discrimination?

Disability discrimination occurs when an employer treats a qualified individual unfavorably because of their disability. This treatment can happen during the hiring process or while employed. According to New Jersey law, this form of discrimination is illegal and punishable by law. Under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD), employers cannot discriminate against individuals based on disability. This law applies to all aspects of employment, including hiring, firing, promotions, training, benefits, and any other term or condition of employment. Examples of[…] Read More

What Are the Factors of Disability Discrimination?

Disability discrimination at work occurs when an employer treats an employee or applicant unfavorably due to their disability. This form of discrimination violates various laws, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other federal and state regulations. It is important to note that the term “disability” covers a wide range of mental and physical impairments. These impairments may include but are not limited to mobility issues, hearing or vision impairments, cognitive disorders, and chronic illnesses. The primary law protecting[…] Read More

Is Epilepsy Covered Under the Americans with Disabilities Act?

Discrimination is an illegal act in the workplace, prohibited federally under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ADA protects qualified individuals with disabilities, defined as those who have impairments, have a record of an impairment, or is regarded as having a disability. Individuals with epilepsy, the chronic neurological condition, is one disability that is covered under the ADA, as it is an impairment that limits the ability to work. There are almost 200,000 new cases of seizure disorders and[…] Read More

EEOC Warns Using AI for Hiring Practices Can Lead to ADA Violations

Companies are always looking for ways to reduce hiring costs and the time it takes to hire. That can ease some of the administrative burdens on employers and help give employees a better applicant experience. However, according to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), using AI software during the hiring process could violate disabled applicants’ rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Many companies use resume scanning software and employee keystroke monitoring software. These types of AI programs can[…] Read More

Can I Be Fired Because of My Stutter?

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) became law in 1990. It prohibits disability discrimination in employment, education, transportation, and public and private spaces. The law was designed to ensure that people with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities as those without disabilities. ADA laws also protect a person who is perceived as having a disability. In 2008, the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) was signed into law and effective on January 1, 2009. The amendments made significant[…] Read More