And, by sorta, I mean definitely.
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[After publishing this post, I was contacted by counsel for the City of Charlotte. It seems that some of the facts in both this post and the underlying reports upon which I based this post don’t tell the full story. So is this … (pause) … “Fake News”?!? Here is a follow-up post I ran based on the information the City attorney provided me.] Continue reading
However, it seems that a lot of folks have heard of her. And, since she’s now suing Glenn Beck and her former employer, TheBlaze, Inc., for wrongful termination, I get to write about it.
And generate some quality clickbait.
Earlier this year, Philadelphia passed a law banning employers from asking about a job applicant’s salary history. In that blog post, I foreshadowed a possible lawsuit from business groups to block the law, which would otherwise take effect on May 23.
So, glad you asked.
In a nutshell, the consensus was that training, vocational and apprenticeship programs are essential to creating more employment opportunities for workers. While technology and removing barriers for folks with disabilities could create more opportunities for more educated workers; one panelist cited President Trump’s push for infrastructure investment as a way to create jobs for blue collar workers.
For more on yesterday’s meeting at the EEOC, here is the EEOC press release. I took the liberty of curating the live tweet stream here. And, you can find bios and written testimony from the panelists here.
If you’re late to the party, and don’t have a clue what I’m talking about, read these posts:
Alcoholism is a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act. The EEOC notes here that the ADA may protect a “qualified” alcoholic who can meet the definition of “disability.” What is a “qualified” alcoholic? Someone who can perform the essential functions of the job with or without accommodation.
Allowing an alcoholic to attend AA to remain clean and sober? That works.
But, accommodating an alcoholic who “falls off the wagon,” gets a DUI, and needs time off from work because he is incarcerated? Not so much.