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Tag Archives: Americans with Disabilities Act

Man held in Wicomico solitary confinement because of blindness, lawsuit alleges

A man who spent weeks in solitary confinement at the Wicomico County Detention Center is suing the county corrections department, alleging he was housed in solitary because he is blind and was denied a job and access to the jail’s ...

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Former Hopkins med school employee files $350K discrimination suit

A former Johns Hopkins School of Medicine employee who suffers from Crohn’s disease has filed a $350,000 lawsuit against the school, alleging she was forced to resign following months of harassment by her supervisor over her medical condition. Brandy Ouimette, ...

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Virginia Knowlton Marcus: ADA at 25 — Much progress, but work still remains

There is a tremendous outpouring across the nation as we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. This is an extraordinary chance for the public to learn more about the disability rights movement, and for our community to take stock.

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EEOC lawsuit: Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee at BWI violated ADA

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a lawsuit claiming the company that operates a Dunkin’ Donuts store at BWI Airport violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by refusing to grant a regional manager medical leave to undergo treatment for ...

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ADA spurs worldwide disability-rights movement, advocate says

The Americans with Disabilities Act has not only empowered millions in the United States during the past quarter century but has spurred global movements to help liberate people imprisoned by physical barriers and change attitudes of those who believe the disabled cannot succeed, a leading disability-rights advocate said Wednesday.

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Lawsuit claims Md. departments violated ADA

A Maryland correctional officer is suing the state Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, alleging the department violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by denying him reasonable accommodations for his temporary vision impairment. After forcing Daniel Price to take five months of unpaid leave, the state Department of Budget and Management — which is also named as a defendant in the lawsuit — billed Price for the entire cost of his health insurance plan and did not inform him of his right to continued coverage under the Public Health Services Act, the complaint states.

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