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Disability Rights Rolled Back To Help The Rich!
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Jeff Sessions rolls back disability rights at work ... and guess what? Rich people benefit.


MJ---Attorney general and Keebler elf Jefferson Sessions gave people with disabilities something worse than a lump of coal for Christmas—he rescinded 10 documents offering guidance on disability rights. One, from 2016, protected people with disabilities from exploitation on the job and ensured that they had the chance to move into integrated job settings if able to do so. There’s real money in taking away these rights, David Perry reports at Pacific Standard:

Segregated workshops are legally allowed to pay disabled workers pennies per hour. They are incredibly lucrative, and often their owners use their wealth to buy political access. But in 2015, a class action suit in Oregon (Lane v. Brown) and a consent decree in Rhode Island resulted in the new DOJ guidelines: Basically, everyone deserves an opportunity to work in integrated settings. That's only possible if education systems, workplaces, and housing providers play by the same sets of rules governing the public and private mechanisms of disability rights work together.

So repealing the guideline makes it more likely that the wealthy owners of segregated workshops can continue to profit from the labor of underpaid disabled workers, blocking them from moving toward integrated work.

Companies That Exploit Disabled People Have a Friend in Jeff Sessions https://psmag.com/economics/jeff-sessions-roll-back-disability-rights


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wood17 commented on Thursday, Jan 04, 2018 at 18:33 PM

The article admits that the law is not and has not been modified or changed. I know people that are much more upset with Sessions rescinding Obama era pot policies. Is there any proof that this move will damage the governments ability to prosecute violators of the ADA? Is there any proof that the government will see a rise in violators?

wayne44 commented on Friday, Jan 05, 2018 at 11:48 AM

How does this ruling rescend the states ability to prosecute companies who violate the the ADA? I suspect that if an individual experiences discrimination in the work-place all they have to do is report it. If no action is taken, then they have more recourse under the law.

wood17 commented on Friday, Jan 05, 2018 at 12:17 PM

There is a chance that the "guidance" actually wrote in expansions of the law. That would be illegal. That would amount to a modification of existing law and that power only lies with the legislative branch. Obama made as many executive actions as he could without a majority in congress. That doesn't mean they were all legal. Many of those are being reversed.


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