You Manage It! 3: Ethics/Social Responsibility Interpreting the Americans with Disabilities Act: The Hot Frontier of Diversity Management

The disabled are making big inroads in the diversity efforts of corporate America, partly because the population is getting older, but also because of a growing awareness of the American with Disabilities Act, which is leading to a rapid increase in disability lawsuits. A few recent examples of legal challenges under the act for the period 2009–2014 are listed as follows:

  • ▪ Phillis Dewitt says she was fired by Proctor Hospital in Peoria, Illinois, as a result of her disabled husband’s extensive medical bills ...

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