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Epilepsy and workplace discrimination: population characteristics and trends.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16690360     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This study investigates the nature of allegations of workplace discrimination made by job seekers and workers with epilepsy. Demographic characteristics of individuals making allegations were consistent with those of individuals with epilepsy nationwide. Approximately three-fourths of allegations were related to post-hire issues, such as discrimination in promotion and termination, disciplinary actions, and harassment. The lowest rate of merit allegation was related to discrimination in hiring. Comparison of merit allegations before and after the U.S. Supreme Court's Sutton decision revealed that claimants have had higher rates of success following the decision, suggesting that the Sutton decision has had no negative effect on claimants with epilepsy.
Authors:
Michael D West; Amy N Dye; Brian T McMahon
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2006-05-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  Epilepsy & behavior : E&B     Volume:  9     ISSN:  1525-5050     ISO Abbreviation:  Epilepsy Behav     Publication Date:  2006 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-07-17     Completed Date:  2006-10-24     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100892858     Medline TA:  Epilepsy Behav     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  101-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Rehabilitation Research and Training Center, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, USA. mdwest@vcu.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Aged
Disabled Persons / legislation & jurisprudence*
Employment / legislation & jurisprudence*
Epilepsy*
Female
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Prejudice*
Social Justice / legislation & jurisprudence*
United States
Workplace / legislation & jurisprudence,  psychology

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