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Mintz | USA | 15 Sep 2011

Discrimination against the unemployed: new protected category?

On September 8, 2011, President Obama addressed a joint session of Congress, during which he unveiled a comprehensive jobs plan aimed at spurring job creation and jump-starting a stalled economy.

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Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Bryan Cave) | USA | 10 Oct 2008

Expected major ADA amendments will expand employee rights

The Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA") prohibits all employers with 25 or more employees from discriminating against employees and applicants on the basis of disability.

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Reed Smith LLP | USA | 18 Sep 2008

Broad expansion of ADA rights poised to become law

On Sept. 11, 2008, the United States Senate, in legislation co-sponsored by Sens. Obama and McCain, voted unanimously to expand the protections afforded by the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) by passing the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (“ADAAA”).

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Bricker & Eckler LLP | USA | 4 Apr 2008

Sexual orientation: will it be a new protected class in Ohio?

Two recently introduced Ohio bills House Bill 502 (HB 502) and Senate Bill 305 (SB 305) attempt to expand the group of individuals protected from employment and other types of discrimination by including sexual orientation among the list of protected classes.

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