Medical Residents Forgo Internal Due Process Hearings at Their Own Risk

Another court has weighed in on the importance of pursuing the internal “due process” hearings available to resident physicians for contesting probation, non-renewals, and termination. Residents take a significant risk by skipping “due process” procedures in favor of proceeding straight to court.
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Massachusetts High Court Allows Medical Resident’s Discrimination Claims to Proceed

One of just a few examples of a resident physician succeeding in reaching a jury with claims of discrimination and breach of contract by a training program.
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‘We are Striving for More’

The recruitment, retention and advancement of women, minority and disabled lawyers at Maryland law firms has improved in recent years but more work is needed, say senior attorneys at leading firms.
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Jury: Montgomery Co. Failed to Reasonably Accommodate to Blind Worker

Montgomery County violated federal law by failing to provide a blind woman computer software that would have allowed her to continue to work as an information specialist in a county call center, a jury ruled.
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National Federation of the Blind Applauds Jury Verdict for Montgomery County Woman

The jury found that the county failed to provide Ms. Yasmin Reyazuddin, who is blind, with a reasonable accommodation, as required by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, by refusing to implement accessible software so that she could continue to work as an information specialist in the county’s 311 call center.
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Meet a Disabilities Lawyer Pushing the Envelope on Digital Accessibility

When asked to name a hero of hers, Haben Girma chooses Daniel Goldstein, the 67-year-old counsel for the National Federation of the Blind and the mastermind behind a legal strategy to bring the Americans with Disabilities Act into the digital era. Jewish Telegraphic Agency interviewed Dan Goldstein.
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When Employer-Provided Health Insurance Discriminates

For many lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) employees, employer-provided health insurance is a source of discrimination. The two most common discriminatory terms concern access to fertility coverage and gender-confirming health care.
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National Federation of the Blind and Disability Advocates Charge Federal Health Agency with Civil Rights Violations

Lawsuit charges the US Department of Health and Human Services through its sub-agency, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and its CMS sub-contractors, with systemically violating the civil rights of blind Medicare recipients.
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4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals: Maryland Must Implement Tool for Blind Voters

Maryland must implement an online ballot-marking tool to enable blind residents to vote privately and independently, a federal appeals court ruled. The adoption of the tool is necessary for the state’s compliance with the federal Americans with Disabilities Act, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said in its 3-0 decision.
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Landmark Decision Ordering Fair Pay from Sheltered Workshop

In a precedent-setting opinion issued by an administrative law judge from the U.S. Department of Labor, three clients have been awarded minimum wage going forward and back pay from Seneca Re-Ad, a sheltered workshop run by the Seneca County Board of Developmental Disabilities.
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