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“AmeriCorps Adopts Health Screening Process That’s Fair to Candidates with Disabilities”

This article summarizes a recent case settlement between the Corporation for National Community Service, the federal agency that operates AmeriCorps, and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU.) A class action law suit had been filed against AmeriCorps, alleging that their screening process discriminated against persons with disabilities and violated the Rehabilitation Act, the federal law that prohibits disability discrimination by government agencies (parallel to the Americans with Disabilities Act), and AmeriCorps’ own civil rights policy. Under the terms of the settlement, CNCS will overhaul its health screening process to ensure equal opportunities for everyone, including applicants with disabilities.