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Disability Discrimination Archives

Man with HIV accuses employer of disability discrimination

Minnesota workers, like those all throughout the country, are protected by a number of state and federal laws regarding prejudice and discrimination in the workplace. Disability discrimination affects thousands of employees each year and can present itself in many different ways. Unfortunately for one Minneapolis worker, his disability may have been the primary factor in his unexpected firing.

Man with HIV accuses employer of disability discrimination

Minnesota workers, like those all throughout the country, are protected by a number of state and federal laws regarding prejudice and discrimination in the workplace. Disability discrimination affects thousands of employees each year and can present itself in many different ways. Unfortunately for one Minneapolis worker, his disability may have been the primary factor in his unexpected firing.

October celebrates disabled Minnesota workers

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. As part of this national campaign, many non-profit and advocacy groups are working to celebrate the workplace contributions currently made by disabled workers in Minnesota and across the country, who constitute about 11.9 percent of the U.S. population. Minnesota reports a slightly lower percentage of disabled individuals than the national average, at 9.8 percent.

October celebrates disabled Minnesota workers

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. As part of this national campaign, many non-profit and advocacy groups are working to celebrate the workplace contributions currently made by disabled workers in Minnesota and across the country, who constitute about 11.9 percent of the U.S. population. Minnesota reports a slightly lower percentage of disabled individuals than the national average, at 9.8 percent.

Disabled veterans returning from Afghanistan face challenges

Up to 23,000 troops may be withdrawn from Afghanistan by the end of the summer. If historical projections hold true -- almost half (45%) of the 1.6 million veterans from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have sought compensation for injuries they say are service-related -- many of those veterans will be disabled and seeking protections as they return to the workforce.

Disabled veterans returning from Afghanistan face challenges

Up to 23,000 troops may be withdrawn from Afghanistan by the end of the summer. If historical projections hold true -- almost half (45%) of the 1.6 million veterans from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have sought compensation for injuries they say are service-related -- many of those veterans will be disabled and seeking protections as they return to the workforce.

Obama address at Honeywell highlights veterans returning to work

Some veterans report difficulty in transitioning back to civilian jobs. For veterans who will be returning to the workplace and fear disability discrimination, that process might seem impossible.

Obama address at Honeywell highlights veterans returning to work

Some veterans report difficulty in transitioning back to civilian jobs. For veterans who will be returning to the workplace and fear disability discrimination, that process might seem impossible.