In September my friend Sara shared the article link below on Facebook from the New York Times. Sara is a wonderful woman who lives and works in a very supportive community in Chicago. Sara also happens to have a disability labeled Epilepsy. Sara confided that she does not reveal her disability when hired but only after she is offered the job does she talk with the employer about limitations she has. It certainly flies in the face of the ADA (Americans with Disability Act) which says that a person must not be discriminated against if they can do the job with reasonable accommodations.
I often speculate if we can lump employer fear, doubt, preconceived bias as a “reasonable accommodation” to take into account when hiring an individual with a disability? Will we ever overcome this fear?
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