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Workplace discrimination and learning disabilities in America: Characteristics of charging parties and employers.

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  • Additional Information
    • Author-Supplied Keywords:
      discrimination
      Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
      Learning disabilities
    • Abstract:
      BACKGROUND: This article derives from data provided by the National EEOC ADA Research Project at VCU. It is one of 3 articles in this volume/issue. It is intended to document the nature and scope of discrimination as reported to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the enforcement agency for ADA, by persons with learning disabilities (LD). Specifically, a group of 9,480 allegations filed with the EEOC and derived from individuals with learning disabilities is compared to a group of 313,480 allegations derived from individuals with other known physical, mental, and behavioral impairments. OBJECTIVE: Comparisons were made based upon the characteristics of the individual charging parties including age, race and gender as well as characteristics of the employer including industry code and number of workers. METHODS: Database mining and descriptive and non-parametric analyses were applied to determine differences in these characteristics. RESULTS: Findings indicate that allegation activities are higher among LD charging parties who are white males between the ages of 15 and 39. Allegations by LD charging parties are more prevalent among smaller employers (15-100 workers) in the industries of Accommodation and Food Services, Retail Trade, Educational Services, and Arts/Entertainment/Recreation. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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    • Author Affiliations:
      1Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, USA
      2School of Allied Health Professions, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, USA
      3Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, USA
    • ISSN:
      1052-2263
    • Accession Number:
      10.3233/JVR-160830
    • Accession Number:
      119558960
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      MCMAHON, M. C. et al. Workplace discrimination and learning disabilities in America: Characteristics of charging parties and employers. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, [s. l.], v. 45, n. 3, p. 295–300, 2016. DOI 10.3233/JVR-160830. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=asn&AN=119558960&custid=s8280428. Acesso em: 6 jul. 2020.
    • AMA:
      McMahon MC, McMahon BT, West SL, Conway JP. Workplace discrimination and learning disabilities in America: Characteristics of charging parties and employers. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation. 2016;45(3):295-300. doi:10.3233/JVR-160830.
    • AMA11:
      McMahon MC, McMahon BT, West SL, Conway JP. Workplace discrimination and learning disabilities in America: Characteristics of charging parties and employers. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation. 2016;45(3):295-300. doi:10.3233/JVR-160830
    • APA:
      McMahon, M. C., McMahon, B. T., West, S. L., & Conway, J. P. (2016). Workplace discrimination and learning disabilities in America: Characteristics of charging parties and employers. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 45(3), 295–300. https://doi.org/10.3233/JVR-160830
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      McMahon, Megan C., Brian T. McMahon, Steven L. West, and Joseph P. Conway. 2016. “Workplace Discrimination and Learning Disabilities in America: Characteristics of Charging Parties and Employers.” Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation 45 (3): 295–300. doi:10.3233/JVR-160830.
    • Harvard:
      McMahon, M. C. et al. (2016) ‘Workplace discrimination and learning disabilities in America: Characteristics of charging parties and employers’, Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 45(3), pp. 295–300. doi: 10.3233/JVR-160830.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      McMahon, MC, McMahon, BT, West, SL & Conway, JP 2016, ‘Workplace discrimination and learning disabilities in America: Characteristics of charging parties and employers’, Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, vol. 45, no. 3, pp. 295–300, viewed 6 July 2020, .
    • MLA:
      McMahon, Megan C., et al. “Workplace Discrimination and Learning Disabilities in America: Characteristics of Charging Parties and Employers.” Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, vol. 45, no. 3, Nov. 2016, pp. 295–300. EBSCOhost, doi:10.3233/JVR-160830.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      McMahon, Megan C., Brian T. McMahon, Steven L. West, and Joseph P. Conway. “Workplace Discrimination and Learning Disabilities in America: Characteristics of Charging Parties and Employers.” Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation 45, no. 3 (November 2016): 295–300. doi:10.3233/JVR-160830.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      McMahon MC, McMahon BT, West SL, Conway JP. Workplace discrimination and learning disabilities in America: Characteristics of charging parties and employers. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation [Internet]. 2016 Nov [cited 2020 Jul 6];45(3):295–300. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=asn&AN=119558960&custid=s8280428