Employment News

Workplace Resources for the Deaf

September is National Deaf Awareness Month. To assist American Job Centers in providing services and programs to people with hearing disabilities, the WorkforceGPS website posted Workplace Resources for the Deaf. Included are resources from the Job Accommodation Network, the National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes, the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

nTIDE Jobs Report: Tight Labor Market Benefits Americans with Disabilities

Economic indicators rose again in August, with Americans with disabilities outpacing the gains of people without disabilities, according to the National Trends in Disability Employment – Monthly Update (nTIDE), issued by Kessler Foundation and the University of New Hampshire’s Institute on Disability (UNH-IOD).

“Legal Disputes Contemplate Disability Protections for Obese Workers”

This article discusses recent case law regarding whether obesity is a covered disability under the ADA, and examines the differences in how the courts have chosen to interpret the law.

“The Dangers of Mistaking Diversity for Inclusion in the Workplace”

The writer of this article suggests that employers should not make the mistake of assuming that diversity and inclusion are synonymous. He then offers examples of how inclusion is often both misunderstood and neglected in the workplace.

Most Recent Digest of EEO Law Issued by EEOC

The Digest of Equal Employment Opportunity Law, a quarterly publication prepared by the Office of Federal Operations (OFO), features a wide variety of recent Equal Employment Opportunity Commission decisions and federal court cases of interest. The Digest also includes hyperlinks so stakeholders can easily access summaries of full decisions.