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Leslie, Mykal J. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study was to investigate the patterns in allegations of workplace discrimination by individuals with substance use disorders (SUDs). The goal of the research was to describe the discrimination, both actual and perceived, that has occurred against individuals with SUDs through analysis of the United States Equal Employment…
Descriptors: Civil Rights Legislation, Disabilities, Federal Legislation, Disability Discrimination
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Victor, Callie M.; Thacker, Leroy R.; Gary, Kelli W.; Pawluk, Dianne T. V.; Copolillo, Al – Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 2017
To guarantee equal opportunities and treatment in employment for individuals with disabilities, Congress enacted Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in 1992. This law states, "No covered entity shall discriminate against a qualified individual on the basis of disability in regard to job application procedures, the hiring,…
Descriptors: Visual Impairments, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Disabilities, Educational Legislation
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Weis, Robert; Dean, Emily L.; Osborne, Karen J. – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2016
Clinicians uniformly recommend accommodations for college students with learning disabilities; however, we know very little about which accommodations they select and the validity of their recommendations. We examined the assessment documentation of a large sample of community college students receiving academic accommodations for learning…
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Learning Disabilities, Postsecondary Education, Two Year Colleges
Office for Civil Rights, US Department of Education, 2016
In FY 2016, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) promoted equity and excellence in education through conducting investigations and monitoring schools under resolution agreements, promoting greater understanding of how OCR interprets and enforces civil rights laws through the release of policy guidance, providing technical assistance and outreach to…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Equal Education, Civil Rights, Presidents
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Ronksley-Pavia, Michelle – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2015
The literature on twice-exceptionality suggests one of the main problems facing twice-exceptional children is that there is no consensus on the definition of the terms "disability" or "giftedness" and, consequently, the term "twice-exceptional". Endeavoring to define these specific terms loops back on itself to…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Disabilities, Comorbidity, Children
Office for Civil Rights, US Department of Education, 2015
For decades, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has enforced civil rights in our nation's preschool through 12th grade (P-12) and post-secondary schools, which now serve almost 80 million students annually. In Fiscal Year 2015, the OCR promoted excellence in education through conducting investigations and monitoring schools under resolution…
Descriptors: Presidents, Civil Rights, Educational Opportunities, Equal Education
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Nazarov, Zafar E.; von Schrader, Sarah – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2014
Purpose: We explore whether certain employer characteristics predict Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) charges and whether the same characteristics predict receipt of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act charges. Method: We estimate a set of multivariate regressions using the ordinary least squares…
Descriptors: Employer Attitudes, Employment Practices, Comparative Analysis, Employers
Johnston, Sara Pfister – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this research was to examine the patterns and themes of litigation in Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) disability discrimination cases charged under the theory of disparate impact. Specifically, this study used Computer Assisted Legal Research (CALR) to identify and review all U.S. Appellate Court ADA disparate impact cases as…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Disability Discrimination, Content Analysis, Mixed Methods Research
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Kulow, Marianne DelPo – Journal of Legal Studies Education, 2012
Disability employment discrimination is often treated summarily in legal environment courses. This is actually a topic with significant practical application in the workplace since managers are often those who are confronted with accommodation requests. It is therefore desirable to include a class with hands-on exercises for students to begin to…
Descriptors: Law Related Education, Disability Discrimination, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Accessibility (for Disabled)
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Gerber, Paul J.; Batalo, Cecilia G.; Achola, Edwin O. – Dyslexia, 2012
The impact of employment laws pertaining to individuals with learning disabilities in Canada and dyslexia in the UK were investigated via the extant research literature. Currently, there is very little research in this area despite Canada and the UK having laws in effect for decades. Surprisingly, their laws have been revamped despite an absence…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Dyslexia, Foreign Countries
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Shaw, Linda R.; Chan, Fong; McMahon, Brian T. – Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, 2012
A possible interaction among the characteristics of disability, race, gender, and age was examined with respect to formal allegations of disability harassment. Using data from the National Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) Research Project, the authors examined whether there was an interaction…
Descriptors: Disability Discrimination, Disabilities, Gender Differences, Age Differences
Cossler, Christine T. – School Business Affairs, 2011
The odds that a school district might be asked to allow a service dog or miniature horse into one of its facilities have increased tremendously in light of new legislative changes. With those changes comes a host of fresh challenges for school administrators and policy makers--not the least of which are complex disability discrimination laws and…
Descriptors: Animals, Disability Discrimination, Disabilities, Guidance
Advisory Commission on Accessible Instructional Materials in Postsecondary Education for Students with Disabilities, 2011
This report from the Advisory Commission on Accessible Instructional Materials (AIM) in Postsecondary Education for Students with Disabilities provides Congress with vital recommendations for improving the ability of postsecondary students with disabilities to obtain accessible instructional materials in a timely and cost-effective manner. Over…
Descriptors: Instructional Materials, Postsecondary Education, Disabilities, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities)
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Paetzold, Ramona L. – Journal of Legal Studies Education, 2010
Those who teach employment discrimination law, particularly as a separate course or part of a course on employment law, are used to covering a broad range of legal models and issues pertaining to the protected classes under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. The disparate treatment, disparate impact, and hostile environment models of…
Descriptors: Civil Rights Legislation, Disabilities, Disability Discrimination, Employment Problems
Ali, Russlynn – US Department of Education, 2010
In recent years, many state departments of education and local school districts have taken steps to reduce bullying in schools. The U.S. Department of Education (Department) fully supports these efforts. Bullying fosters a climate of fear and disrespect that can seriously impair the physical and psychological health of its victims and create…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Bullying, School Policy, Federal Legislation
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