Can you be fired because of your disability?
Although most employees in the United States work on an “at-will” basis, which means they can be terminated for virtually any reason, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) makes it illegal to fire an employee due to disability.
Why are so many disabled people not getting jobs?
“People with disabilities are entirely underemployed. One of the reasons is because of discrimination in the workplace,” said Powell, who is disabled herself. “When you see these type of job postings, it’s no surprise they’re not working at the same rate as their nondisabled peers.”
How can employers be inclusive of people with disabilities?
But, while many employers understand the value of a disability-inclusive workplace culture, they may not know how to effectively recruit and retain people with disabilities or have the capacity to take proactive steps to do so. Disability and workforce development service providers can be key allies in this regard.
Are there job listings that discourage disabled people from applying?
Job listings that discourage candidates with disabilities from applying are far from being limited to just Newsday’s careers site. They’re pervasive across professional industries, from news media to finance to higher education.
What do you need to know about hiring people with disabilities?
In this context, service providers might be expected to demonstrate that hiring individuals with disabilities provides a positive ROI to the company. Talent: As used by businesses, talent means persons of marked aptitude or specific training for a certain field or occupation. For a business, attracting and retaining talent is key to ROI.
Why do employers not hire people with disabilities?
As employers delved deeper into the labor pool in order to find needed workers, it is surprising that one source of labor was largely ignored: people with disabilities (PWDs). There are many reasons why employers should hire PWDs.
Are there any studies on employment of people with disabilities?
However, employment of PWDs still lags far behind that of persons without disabilities; many studies have been conducted regarding this issue. There is no current lack of empirical studies investigating employer attitudes regarding the employment of PWDs.
How to contact Pride Mobility for employment assistance?
If you are a person with a disability, a disabled veteran, or require a reasonable accommodation or assistance in completing an application for employment, please contact our human resources department at 1-800-800-8586 x1250.
Do you discriminate against people with disabilities?
Pride Mobility Products Corp. and Quantum Rehab passionately serve individuals with disabilities, and just like any disability, we do not discriminate with regard to race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, protected Veteran status, or age.