DOJ and EEOC Warn: Artificial Intelligence Tools Can Violate the ADA

DOJ and EEOC Warn: Artificial Intelligence Tools Can Violate the ADA

The Department of Justice and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) each released a technical assistance document about disability discrimination when employers use artificial intelligence (AI) and other software tools to make employment decisions. Employers use AI in selecting employees, performance monitoring and determining pay or promotions. Computer software is used to score applicants’ resumes. Many of these tools use algorithms or AI. These tools may result in unlawful discrimination against people with disabilities in violation of the Americans ... Read more
The Inevitable Foundation: No DEI without Disability

The Inevitable Foundation: No DEI without Disability

“There is no diversity, equity & inclusion without disability” a phrase now illuminated across multiple city billboards. ABILITY Magazine’s George Kaplan sits down with the masterminds behind the bright and bold ad campaign and co-founders of the Inevitable Foundation, Richie Siegel and Marisa Torelli-Pedevska. During their conversation, they discuss why the Inevitable Foundation specifically supports disabled screenwriters, the cost of accommodations and how the billboards came to be. George Kaplan: What inspired the Inevitable Foundation? Marisa Torelli-Pedevska: There was ... Read more
EEOC Issues Revised Publications on the Employment Rights of People with Specific Disabilities

EEOC Issues Revised Publications on the Employment Rights of People with Specific Disabilities

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued four revised documents on protection against disability discrimination, pursuant to the goal of the agency’s Strategic Plan to provide up-to-date guidance on the requirements of antidiscrimination laws. The documents address how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) applies to applicants and employees with cancer, diabetes, epilepsy, and intellectual disabilities. These documents are available on the agency’s website at “Disability Discrimination, The Question and Answer Series.” According to the EEOC Chair, ... Read more
Case for Green Jobs

Case for Green Jobs

The percentage of total employment associated with green goods and services has increased in the United States over the past several years, presenting employment opportunities in a number of related emerging fields. Green-economy jobs hold promise for people with disabilities, and inclusion practices would also improve the outlook in this growing sector. An increase in green occupations was spurred by the Great Recession in 2008, by increased climate change awareness, and by the trajectory to develop jobs in the ... Read more

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