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Job Bias Claims Set New Record On Disability Surge

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) Federal job bias complaints climbed to record levels last year, led by a surge in workers claiming discrimination based on disability. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says charges of disability discrimination rose by about 17 percent to 25,165 claims. Overall, the...

Quadriplegic Man Sues Disney Over 'Small World' Ride

ANAHEIM, Calif. - (AP) A quadriplegic man is suing Disneyland in federal court, alleging the theme park left him on the "It's A Small World" ride for 40 minutes after it had stalled while staff evacuated other passengers. The lawsuit, filed Monday in U.S. District Court, alleges Disneyland...

Blind Group Sues Las Vegas Airport Over Ticket Kiosks

LAS VEGAS - (AP) The National Federation of the Blind is suing McCarran International Airport, alleging that the Las Vegas transportation hub has refused to make its ticket kiosks accessible to the visually impaired. The lawsuit filed in Las Vegas federal court Tuesday seeks class-action status on behalf...

Do Public Sidewalks Qualify As Services, Programs Or Activities Under Title II Of The ADA?

By Sarah Jones* * J.D. Candidate, 2012, Fordham University School of Law. Excerpt from Walk this Way: Do Public Sidewalks Qualify as Services, Programs, or Activities Under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act? , 79 Fordham L. Rev. 2259 (April, 2011) Introduction In November 2004, Elizabeth...

Former California Autoworkers Get $6 Million Settlement

SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) Toyota Motor Corp. and the company that ran California's only auto manufacturing plant have agreed to pay $6 million to settle a lawsuit by former workers who claim they were illegally denied severance benefits. Seven workers who were on medical leave in the six months before...