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April 2, 2019

April 2, 2019
“Post-9/11 Vets Have Far Higher Disability Ratings Than Prior Generations”

Post-9/11 active-duty veterans have disability rates significantly higher than those of previous generations, according to a government report.

April 2, 2019
FCC Seeks Public Comments on TRS Issues

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) seeks comment on two separate issues related to telecommunications relay service (TRS):

April 2, 2019
April: Autism Awareness Month

The Autism Society recognizes Autism Awareness Month through its We See Things Differently campaign. Learn more about autism and how you can support inclusive workplaces and communities.

April 2, 2019
“A Roadmap to Competitive Integrated Employment: Strategies for Provider Transformation”

This latest publication in the “Bringing Employment First to Scale” series features employment service providers sharing their strategies for successful organizational transformation from sheltered workshops to competitive integrated employment for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

“Best Practices for Tackling Absence, Disability Management”

This article outlines a recent presentation provided at a Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) conference. The presentation focused on managing leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and other forms of accommodations under the ADA.

April 2, 2019
Protocall Communications, Inc. to Pay $31,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

Protocall Communications, Inc., a company that markets energy price protection, will pay $31,000 and make other changes in policies and procedures to settle a federal disability discrimination lawsuit, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced.

According to the EEOC's lawsuit, Protocall officials at its Laurel, Maryland headquarters asked a recently hired employee if she had a learning disability, and when she said she did, the director of human resources told her there was no point in continuing the training, denied the employee's request to be allowed to take the telemarketing script home to practice it, and fired her.