Give Nurses in Wheelchairs a Chance

Nearly a decade after that experience, Haugh now has a string of letters after her name—RN, BSN, MSN, CRRN—and three jobs, working as a staff nurse at Shriners Hospital for Children in Chicago, and as a clinical instructor for Harper College and the University of St.

US Labor Department’s Office of Disability Employment Policy announces 2012 theme for National Disability Employment Awareness Month

“Employers who ensure that inclusive workplace policies and practices are woven into the fabric and culture of the organization create an environment that encourages all workers — including those of us with disabilities — to work to their full capacity and contribute fully to the organization’s success,” said Kathy Martinez, assistant secretary of labor for disability employment policy.

Court Agrees that Americans with Disabilities Act Applies to Employment

Department of Justice also told the court it supports the Plaintiffs’ case, making clear that it interprets the Title II integration mandate of the ADA to prohibit the unnecessary provision of employment-related services to persons with disabilities in segregated sheltered workshops, in which persons with disabilities have little to no opportunity to interact with non-disabled persons.

Do Workers with Disabilities Cost More?

Employers in the U.S. hospitality industry are often reluctant to hire people with disabilities because of preconceived notions that they cannot do the jobs and are more costly to employ than people without disabilities, according to University of New Hampshire researchers.

U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Disability Employment Policy Signs Alliance Agreement with National Organization of Nurses with Disabilities

WASHINGTON — Assistant Secretary of Labor for Disability Employment Policy Kathleen Martinez and National Organization of Nurses with Disabilities President Beth Marks have signed an alliance agreement during National Nurses Week to promote the employment of individuals with disabilities in the health care industry.