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Access To Employment For Persons With Disabilities In Uganda, Chrispas Nyombi, Alexander Kibandama Dec 2016

Access To Employment For Persons With Disabilities In Uganda, Chrispas Nyombi, Alexander Kibandama

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Since 2000, the Ugandan government has implemented a number of policies aimed at combating disability discrimination in the workplace and leap towards equality of opportunities. However, despite the availability of progressive legislation and policies, persons with disabilities continue to face many barriers to accessing employment. This paper reviews the policies and legislation aimed at promoting disability protection in the workplace. Recommendations for reform are made before bringing together the various strands of argument throughout the paper.


Disability And Employer Practices: Research Across The Disciplines, Susanne M. Bruyere (Ed.) Jan 2016

Disability And Employer Practices: Research Across The Disciplines, Susanne M. Bruyere (Ed.)

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[Excerpt] This book has three related purposes:

  1. To raise the visibility of the critical issues surrounding equitable employment for people with disabilities, with a focus on workplace policies and practices.

  2. To provide evidence of the importance of applying the very best science available to address these issues across all facets of the problem.

  3. To illustrate how combining scientific efforts from the different disciplines to work closely on a common purpose, as well as the intimate involvement of key stakeholders, can provide extraordinary results that inform needed changes to policy and practice.


Accommodating Employees With And Without Disabilities, Lisa Schur, Lisa Hisae Nishii, Meera Adya, Douglas Kruse, Susanne M. Bruyere Dr., Peter Blanck Jan 2014

Accommodating Employees With And Without Disabilities, Lisa Schur, Lisa Hisae Nishii, Meera Adya, Douglas Kruse, Susanne M. Bruyere Dr., Peter Blanck

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Efforts to recruit and retain employees with disabilities are often tempered by employers’ concerns over potential workplace accommodation costs. This study reports on accommodations requested and granted in intensive case studies of eight companies, based on more than 5,000 employee and manager surveys, and interviews and focus groups with 128 managers and employees with disabilities. Two unique contributions are that we analyze accommodations for employees without disabilities as well as for those with disabilities, and compare perspectives on accommodation costs and benefits among employees, their coworkers, and their managers. We find people with disabilities are more likely than those ...


Reasonable Accommodation Under The Ada, Barbara A. Lee, Sheila D. Duston, Susanne M. Bruyere, Elizabeth Reiter Jan 2011

Reasonable Accommodation Under The Ada, Barbara A. Lee, Sheila D. Duston, Susanne M. Bruyere, Elizabeth Reiter

K. Lisa Yang and Hock E. Tan Institute on Employment and Disability Collection

This brochure is one of a series on human resources practices and workplace accommodations for persons with disabilities edited by Susanne M. Bruyère, Ph.D., CRC, SPHR, Director, Program on Employment and Disability, School of Industrial and Labor Relations – Extension Division, Cornell University. Cornell University was funded in the early 1990’s by the U.S. Department of Education National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research as a National Materials Development Project on the employment provisions (Title I) of the ADA (Grant #H133D10155). These updates, and the development of new brochures, have been funded by Cornell’s Program on Employment ...


Medicaid & Work: Keeping Your Medicaid While You Work, Edwin J. Lopez-Soto, Thomas P. Golden Jan 2009

Medicaid & Work: Keeping Your Medicaid While You Work, Edwin J. Lopez-Soto, Thomas P. Golden

K. Lisa Yang and Hock E. Tan Institute on Employment and Disability Collection

The purpose of this guide is to educate New Yorkers with disabilities who receive SSI about how they can go to work and keep their Medicaid.


Supplemental Security Income: Calculating The Impact Of Earnings On Benefits, Edwin J. Lopez-Soto, Thomas P. Golden Jan 2009

Supplemental Security Income: Calculating The Impact Of Earnings On Benefits, Edwin J. Lopez-Soto, Thomas P. Golden

K. Lisa Yang and Hock E. Tan Institute on Employment and Disability Collection

The purpose of this guide is to educate New Yorkers with disabilities about the impact of earnings on Supplemental Security Income benefits.


Disability Retirement For Federal Employees, Patrick Purcell Mar 2008

Disability Retirement For Federal Employees, Patrick Purcell

Federal Publications

[Excerpt] Federal civilian employees earn 13 days of paid sick leave per year. Sick leave can be used because of the worker’s own illness or injury or to care for an ill or injured family member. A worker’s employing agency can advance up to 30 additional days of sick leave to an employee who has exhausted his or her accrued sick leave. A federal worker with a long-term disability can separate from service through a disability retirement. A federal employee who sustains a disabling injury on the job can receive benefits under the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA ...


Obesity Discrimination And The Americans With Disabilities Act, Jennifer Staman Feb 2007

Obesity Discrimination And The Americans With Disabilities Act, Jennifer Staman

Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports and Issue Briefs

[Excerpt] The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) provides broad nondiscrimination protection for individuals with disabilities. However, to be covered under the statute, an individual must first meet the definition of an individual with a disability. Questions have been raised as to whether and to what extent obesity is a disability under the ADA and whether the ADA protects obese individuals from discrimination. This report provides background regarding how obesity is covered under the ADA and its supporting regulations. It also discusses some of the ways in which courts have applied the ADA to obesity discrimination claims.


Justice, Rights And Inclusion For People With Intellectual Disability, Inclusion Europe Jan 2007

Justice, Rights And Inclusion For People With Intellectual Disability, Inclusion Europe

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[Excerpt] Adequate laws in the area of legal incapacitation and guardianship are of fundamental importance, especially for adults with intellectual disability. For them it means recognizing their individual rights to self determination. It also signifies a move away from treating the person who lacks capacity within an old-fashioned model of care, based solely on a medical diagnosis. When present laws on capacity and/or the way they are implemented are examined against the backdrop of the human rights based model of "inclusion within the society" we begin to see their inadequacies.


Accueillir Et Intégrer Un Salarié Handicapé Psychique Dans L'Entreprise - Pistes De Réflexions Et Propositions D'Actions, Claire Le Roy Hatala Jan 2007

Accueillir Et Intégrer Un Salarié Handicapé Psychique Dans L'Entreprise - Pistes De Réflexions Et Propositions D'Actions, Claire Le Roy Hatala

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No abstract provided.


El Derecho Al Trabajo Decente De Las Personas Con Discapacidades, Arthur O'Reilly, International Labour Office Jan 2007

El Derecho Al Trabajo Decente De Las Personas Con Discapacidades, Arthur O'Reilly, International Labour Office

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La presente publicación constituye una valiosa reseña de los principales instrumentos jurídicos, políticas e iniciativas internacionales pertinentes en el ámbito de los derechos de las personas con discapacidades, con especial hincapié en el empleo y el trabajo. Se centra en las principales opciones de que disponen las personas con discapacidades que desean trabajar en un mercado laboral abierto y competitivo, en un empleo protegido, en un puesto subvencionado o en empresas sociales, y examina las tendencias en cada una de estas categorías subrayando los aspectos fundamentales en cada caso.

En este volumen se abordan también los principales enfoques adoptados a ...


Poverty, Disability And Social Exclusion: New Strategies For Achieving Inclusive Development, Connie Laurin-Bowie Jun 2005

Poverty, Disability And Social Exclusion: New Strategies For Achieving Inclusive Development, Connie Laurin-Bowie

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[Excerpt] Despite international investments in development initiatives targeted to people who have a disability – investments by domestic governments in support to people who have a disability and commitments by governments to international and domestic human rights commitments – little if any progress has been made in improving the economic, political or social status of people who have a disability in developing countries. To understand why people with disabilities continue to be among the most disadvantaged people in the world we must consider how people with disabilities are perceived by policy makers and how development policy addresses disability. If real progress is ...


Disability, Poverty And The Millennium Development Goals: Relevance, Challenges And Opportunities For Dfid, Philippa Thomas Jun 2005

Disability, Poverty And The Millennium Development Goals: Relevance, Challenges And Opportunities For Dfid, Philippa Thomas

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[Excerpt] This report has been prepared as the final output of the Policy Project of the DFID Disability Knowledge and Research (KaR) Programme. The purpose of the Policy Project is to assist DFID to develop policies and processes to support the mainstreaming of disability and to ensure that the Disability KaR’s knowledge and research outputs are responsive to DFID’s needs and effectively communicated to DFID. The Policy Project has seen the placement of the Disability Policy Officer in DFID to provide DFID with technical support on disability issues. This report aims to build on the previous report, ‘DFID ...


Survey Of The Federal Government On Supervisor Practices In Employment Of People With Disabilities, Susanne M. Bruyere, William Erickson, Richard L. Horne Mar 2002

Survey Of The Federal Government On Supervisor Practices In Employment Of People With Disabilities, Susanne M. Bruyere, William Erickson, Richard L. Horne

K. Lisa Yang and Hock E. Tan Institute on Employment and Disability Collection

In 1999, the Presidential Task Force on the Employment of Adults with Disabilities (PTFEAD) funded Cornell University to conduct a survey of federal sector HR and EEO representatives regarding their experience implementing the employment disability nondiscrimination requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990(ADA) and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. One of the recommendations from this research was to conduct a follow-up study of federal agency supervisors and managers about their experience in accommodation and employment of persons with disabilities in the federal sector, and in addition to inquire about their awareness of the series of ...


Working Effectively With People With Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder, Eve W. Tominey, Matthew Tominey, Susanne M. Bruyere Jul 2001

Working Effectively With People With Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder, Eve W. Tominey, Matthew Tominey, Susanne M. Bruyere

K. Lisa Yang and Hock E. Tan Institute on Employment and Disability Collection

This brochure on People with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is one of a series on human resources practices and workplace accommodations for persons with disabilities edited by Susanne M. Bruyère, Ph.D., CRC, SPHR, Director, Program on Employment and Disability, School of Industrial and Labor Relations – Extension Division, Cornell University. Cornell University was funded in the early 1990’s by the U.S. Department of Education National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research as a National Materials Development Project on the employment provisions (Title I) of the ADA (Grant #H133D10155). These updates, and ...


Definition Of Disability Under The Ada: A Practical Overview And Update, Sheila D. Duston, Susanne M. Bruyere Sep 2000

Definition Of Disability Under The Ada: A Practical Overview And Update, Sheila D. Duston, Susanne M. Bruyere

K. Lisa Yang and Hock E. Tan Institute on Employment and Disability Collection

This brochure is one of a series on human resources practices and workplace accommodations for persons with disabilities edited by Susanne M. Bruyère, Ph.D., CRC, Director, Employment and Disability Institute, Cornell University ILR School. This publication was written in September, 2001 by Sheila D. Duston, an attorney-mediator practicing in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. It was updated in 2010 by Beth Reiter, an independent legal consultant, Ithaca, N.Y., with assistance from Sara Furguson, a Cornell University Employment and Disability Institute ILR student research assistant.


Bolivia: Ley N° 1678, De La Persona Con Discapacidad Del 15 De Diciembre De 1995 Gonzalo Sanchez De Lozada Presidente Constitucional De La Republica Dec 1995

Bolivia: Ley N° 1678, De La Persona Con Discapacidad Del 15 De Diciembre De 1995 Gonzalo Sanchez De Lozada Presidente Constitucional De La Republica

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No abstract provided.


Ecuador: Ley Sobre Discapacidades N° 180 Jul 1992

Ecuador: Ley Sobre Discapacidades N° 180

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No abstract provided.


Chile: Ley Num. 18.600; Establece Normas Sobre Deficientes Mentales Jan 1987

Chile: Ley Num. 18.600; Establece Normas Sobre Deficientes Mentales

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No abstract provided.