Everybody wants a fair chance to succeed in life but discrimination means that some people are denied opportunities or are treated badly because of their disability. This treatment is unfair, unnecessary and against the law (www.adcq.gld.gov.au). We all should to be aware of how and where disability discrimination occurs:.
Disability discrimination can take many different forms. It can.
consist of comments about the disability, made by managers or.
executives, accompanied by some type of adverse employment.
action or decision. These actions may include a failure to.
promote, less favorable employment conditions, disciplinary.
proceedings, layoff or termination. Many people are fortunate.
enough to have a healthy mind and body cannot really see what.
its like to be discriminated against because of a disability. .
When we think of a person being discriminated against because.
of a disability, the first thing come to mind is the workplace.
Disability discrimination is not only in the workplace, its can be.
found in public accommodations, transportation, state and local.
government services and telecommunications".
Statistics show that "one out of five or 54 million Americans have a disability. Some disabilities are obvious, paralyzed, blind or crippled. Others, like psychiatric conditions, may not be. Some disabilities like cerebral palsy may be congenital, while others like HIV or AIDS may be acquired" (www.disabilityact.com). .
For years, crutches, wheelchairs and white sticks, identified people with disabilities. Today there are many who are disabled and show no signs of a disability. The visible symbols of a disability still causes people to be discriminated against. .
How and why was law enacted? .
The Americans with Disabilities Act was enacted July 26, 1990 by congress.