Hiring discrimination against people with disabilities under the ADA: Characteristics of employers

Brian T. McMahon, Philip D. Rumrill, Richard Roessler, Jessica E. Hurley, Steven L. West, Fong Chan, Linnea Carlson

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摘要

Introduction: This article describes findings from a causal comparative study of the characteristics of employers against whom allegations of hiring discrimination were filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) under Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) between 1992 and 2005. Methods: Employer characteristics derived from 19,527 closed Hiring allegations are compared and contrasted to 259,680 closed allegations aggregated from six other prevalent forms of discrimination including Discharge and Constructive Discharge, Reasonable Accommodation, Disability Harassment and Intimidation, and Terms and Conditions of Employment. Tests of Proportion distributed as chi-square are used to form comparisons along a variety of factors including industry classification, size of workforce, and location. Results: As compared to non-hiring allegations, hiring allegations were more likely to be filed against employers with 15-100 employees, in the West U.S. Census track region, or in industries including educational services; public administration; transportation and warehousing; professional, scientific, and technical services; agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting; and construction. Conclusion: More outreach regarding ADA responsibilities appears indicated for those employers who share the aforementioned characteristics.

原文English
頁(從 - 到)112-121
頁數10
期刊Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation
18
發行號2
DOIs
出版狀態Published - 2008 六月 1

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Rehabilitation
  • Occupational Therapy

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