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Diversity & Inclusion

People with bipolar facing stigma at work

July 10, 2024

Via: Personnel Today

A survey conducted by charity Bipolar UK found that poor workplace culture and understanding of bipolar is limiting individuals’ participation at work, with nearly three-quarters (72%) not applying for a particular job and 44% not going for a promotion because […]


Development & Evaluation, Engagement

Workplace disability data: the unexpected upside

June 11, 2024

Via: Personnel Today

In a world where diversity and inclusion are increasingly recognised as key drivers of business success, the employment landscape for disabled people is a stark reminder of the work that still needs to be done. According to the UK parliament, […]


Diversity & Inclusion

Government launches new disability guide with CIPD

April 10, 2024

Via: Personnel Today

The new Disability Confident guide was produced in conjunction with the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). The DWP said it forms part of its £2.5 billion Back to Work plan – a broader push to get more people […]


Development & Evaluation, Employee retention

Equal pay regime could be extended to race and disability

February 5, 2024

Via: Personnel Today

Currently the equal pay regime only applies on grounds of sex. Under the party’s plans, a new Race Equality Act would enshrine in law the full right to equal pay for black, Asian and ethnic minority workers and disabled people. […]


Diversity & Inclusion

Creating an Inclusive Landscape: Strategies for HR and Leadership

January 8, 2024

Via: HR Hero

As employers have increasingly recognized the untapped potential of individuals with disabilities, the landscape of the modern workforce is being reshaped, resulting in many advancements in disability employment. Yet, even with the growth of remote work opportunities that has emerged […]


Diversity & Inclusion

EEOC, DOL mark 50 years of Rehabilitation Act with disability inclusion guide

September 28, 2023

Via: HR Dive

The U.S. Department of Labor and U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission came together to publish a disability resource guide, the EEOC announced Tuesday. The release marks 50 years since the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. A precursor to the Americans with […]


Workplace wellness

Alcohol Addiction at Work: What Employers Should Know

April 14, 2023

Via: SHRM

Jessica Dueñas was determined to keep her secret. In 2019, Dueñas was a special education teacher at a middle school in Louisville, Ky., who had just been named the Kentucky Teacher of the Year. She was well-respected by her colleagues […]


Research

Employer’s Suggestion of Eye Exam Is Sufficient to Indicate Notice of Employee’s Disability

February 28, 2023

Via: SHRM

An employer’s suggestion to a safety director, when denying his request for an iPad to facilitate reading lengthy documents while traveling among worksites, that he have his eyes examined was sufficient for a reasonable juror to find that the company […]


Diversity & Inclusion

EEOC Lawsuit Highlights Cancer Discrimination in the Workplace

February 24, 2023

Via: SHRM

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 her to resign. The EEOC said the action […]


Development & Evaluation, Employee retention

When Can HR Ask Applicants About Hearing Accommodations?

February 8, 2023

Via: SHRM

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. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The resource guide, […]


News

Case Study: Court Razes Architect’s Failure-to-Accommodate Suit

November 21, 2022

Via: HR Hero

The Georgia Court of Appeals recently upheld a trial court’s dismissal of an employee’s claim that his employer failed to accommodate his disability, holding that Georgia state law provided him no legal remedy. Facts In 2016, Lindsay Pope Brayfield & […]


Workplace wellness

Lockdowns blamed for rising diabetes in under-40s

November 4, 2022

Via: Personnel Today

The number of people aged under 40 with a clinical diagnosis of type 2 diabetes in the UK has risen to 148,000, a 23% increase from 2017 figures, the charity warned. More than 3.78 million people in the UK have […]


Development & Evaluation, Employee retention

Employers Can Do More for Workers with Disabilities

October 25, 2022

Via: SHRM

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 pool, still seek to feel fully included in […]


Development & Evaluation, Employee retention

Trends in Accommodating Employees with Disabilities

October 12, 2022

Via: SHRM

Much has changed in the world of work since the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was passed in 1990. Among those changes are the widespread ripple effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, a huge increase in remote work and higher […]


News

California employer allegedly fails to accommodate ex-worker’s disability

September 30, 2022

Via: HRD America

The case of Kaur v. Foster Poultry Farms LLC involved a workplace injury. Foster Poultry Farms LLC employed the plaintiff as a yield monitor at its chicken processing facility. While working in 2013, she slipped while wearing company-issued rubber boots […]


Research

Restaurant and Service Dog: ADA Cautionary Tale for Employers

September 16, 2022

Via: HR Hero

A restaurant in Burlington, Vermont, recently made headlines after refusing to seat a customer with a service dog. The restaurant owner cited an incident in which a previous patron’s dog attacked a neighboring table. In addition, she refused to seat […]


Research

Court Restores Accommodation Claim for Employee with Pending Leave Request

August 30, 2022

Via: HR Hero

Once an employee requests an accommodation, their employer has a duty to engage in an “interactive process” to try to determine whether they can accommodate the disability. With that in mind, employers should take note of this recent decision from […]


News

Unwelcome Office Birthday Party Leads to $450K Verdict, Lessons on Disability Law

August 11, 2022

Via: HR Hero

Misunderstandings over an office birthday party recently taught a Kentucky employer an expensive lesson about disability discrimination. A jury awarded $450,000 to the affected employee who didn’t want the party and allegedly suffered a panic attack afterward. The employer’s alleged, […]


Research

When Should Service Dogs Come to Work?

July 14, 2022

Via: SHRM

On June 30, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) sued arts-and-crafts retailer Hobby Lobby for refusing to reasonably accommodate and then firing an employee with mental health problems who requested the use of a service dog. The EEOC alleges […]


News

Menopausal worker loses sex and disability discrimination claim

May 27, 2022

Via: Personnel Today

Ms McMahon worked as a typist at law firm Rothwell & Evans, and was dismissed due to a series of absences. McMahon had sent an email to a senior lawyer describing how menopause-related hot flushes were “unbearable” and made her […]