Media Advisory: Workplace Fairness Supports Workers With Disabilities
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WASHINGTON (Aug. 12, 2020) – Dear Journalists: Please share this Workplace Fairness message with your readers.
WHO: The national nonprofit, Workplace Fairness (WF), advocates for workers' rights and offers resources workers can use.
WHAT: On July 26, 2020 the nation observed the 30th anniversary of the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in areas such as employment, transportation and public accommodations.
The Americans With Disabilities Act was a major turning point in opening large parts of U.S. society to disabled people. However, as the coronavirus pandemic temporarily curtailed many businesses’ in-person operations, layoffs and furloughs were quick to follow. Individuals with disabilities face higher risks of contracting the disease, which can disrupt their ability to work.
As the current public health crisis progresses, innovative and collaborative strategies will continue to be necessary in order to best serve workers with disabilities. The Council of State Governments’ Stay-At-Work/ Return-to-Work Toolkit is a resource designed to help state officials increase the employment retention and labor force participation of individuals who acquire and/or are at risk of developing work disabilities, whether on-the-job or off-the-job. To learn more about how states can improve their disability employment policies, you can also read CSG’s Work Matters: A Framework for States on Workforce Development for People with Disabilities.
- Council of State Governments
- Stay-At-Work/ Return-to-Work Toolkit
- Work Matters: A Framework for States on Workforce Development for People with Disabilities.
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WF Note: You can help us in our effort to support employees, as they navigate these unchartered waters, by making a donation today. No amount is too small or too large. Together, we can ensure that individual workers are protected and empowered! Click here to make your contribution now!
With your support, we can continue to meet the changing needs of workers across the country. We can continue to expand our online platform with new and updated resources, and we can build new programs and projects that will help us reach more workers and provide even more help and information to America’s workforce.
We hope you will consider making a financial contribution to help improve workplace fairness across the nation. For more information about Workplace Fairness or how to support/donate to the organization, please contact Carole Bernard, Administrative and Development Director, at [email protected].
About Workplace Fairness
Workplace Fairness is a nonprofit organization that provides information, education and assistance to individual workers and their advocates nationwide and promotes public policies that advance employee rights. The organization’s mission is to educate workers and their advocates about workplace rights and options for resolving workplace problems and that policymakers, members of the business community and the public view the fair treatment of workers as both good business practice and sound public policy.
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