ERIC Number: ED306749
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987-Jun-17
Reference Count: N/A
Hearing on Discrimination against Cancer Victims and the Handicapped. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Employment Opportunities of the Committee on Education and Labor. House of Representatives, One Hundredth Congress, First Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.
This hearing was held to receive testimony on private-sector employment discrimination against individuals with cancer and individuals with handicaps. The testimony related to two bills: H.R. 1546, to prohibit discrimination against cancer patients, and H.R. 192, to prohibit employment discrimination against individuals with a disability or a perceived disability. The hearing transcript contains the oral statements, prepared written statements, letters, and supplemental materials from: (1) Mario Biaggi and John Moakley, Representatives in Congress; (2) representatives from private organizations, including National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship, Metropolitan Washington Area Candlelighters, and CANCERVIVE; (3) representatives from colleges, including Gallaudet University and the Training and Research Institute for Adults with Disabilities at Boston College; (4) government agencies, including the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination and the Niles Township Sheltered Workshop; and (5) a cancer survivor and an individual with a disability. Also included is a report from the Congressional Research Service titled "Survey of State Statutes Concerning Employment Discrimination of Handicapped Persons." (JDD)
Descriptors: Attitudes toward Disabilities, Cancer, Civil Rights Legislation, Disabilities, Disability Discrimination, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Federal Legislation, Hearings, Private Agencies, Public Agencies, Public Policy, State Legislation, Voluntary Agencies
Superintendent of Documents, Congressional Sales Office, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.