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Workers With Disabilities Add Business Benefits

Workers With Disabilities Add Business Benefits

Companies that employ people with disabilities reap numerous benefits. Active recruiting and retention of employees with disabilities, including veterans, can both significantly expand the pool of talent and create new business opportunities, according to a new publication from The Conference Board. Among the poignant conclusions reported: Managers who have supervised an employee with a disability […]

EEOC Suit: O’Reilly Auto Parts Manager Seeks Leave For Medical Treatment, Gets Fired

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EEOC Suit: O’Reilly Auto Parts Manager Seeks Leave For Medical Treatment, Gets Fired

Heath Craft, the manager of an O’Reilly auto parts store in Beloit, Wis., learned in February 2011 that he had a seizure disorder, according to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). On 9 March 2011, Craft notified O’Reilly of his ailment. He asked for a one-month leave of absence for treatment. Instead of granting his […]

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Disability Employment Awareness Month 2012: The Value of Work

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Disability Employment Awareness Month 2012: The Value of Work

By KATHY MARTINEZ— What can YOU do? It’s such an interesting question because it’s wide open to interpretation. But I’ve found that most people, especially adults, tend to answer in the context of employment or occupation. And each time they do, it reaffirms my basic belief in the intrinsic value of work. Put simply, work […]

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Facts About Caregivers and Work

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Facts About Caregivers and Work

More working people provide full- or part-time caregiver duties for a loved one than ever before. Here’s a look at some facts about this major life responsibility and the realities of the working world. Facts About Caregivers o Two-thirds are women. o Studies show female caregivers are more likely than males to suffer from high […]

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EEOC Discrimination Cases, Settlements Hit Record High In 2011

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EEOC Discrimination Cases, Settlements Hit Record High In 2011

By LAURA LIEBECK– The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency responsible for enforcing anti-discrimination laws, last year handled a record number of cases alleging workplace discrimination and secured a record high financial settlement total for those cases. The EEOC’s oversight covers discrimination based on a person’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, […]

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Quick Guide to EEOC Website Links for Employers

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Quick Guide to EEOC Website Links for Employers

A quick guide to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission – EEOC – website links of for employers. Overview EEOC employer website links Coverage Charge Handling Resolving a Charge Remedies Discrimination by Type Age Disability Equal Compensation Genetic Information National Origin Pregnancy Race/Color Religion Retaliation Sex Sexual Harassment Prohibited Practices Recordkeeping EEO Reports/Surveys “EEO Is The […]

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