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Author Stefan, Susan.

Title Hollow promises : employment discrimination against people with mental disabilities / by Susan Stefan.

Imprint Washington, D.C. : American Psychological Association, 2002.


Location Call No. Status
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  344.7301 S816H    Check Shelf
Edition 1st ed.
Description xvii, 261 pages ; 26 cm.
Series The law and public policy
Law and public policy.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The Work Experience of People With Psychiatric Disabilities -- Disability Discrimination Law and Discrimination Against People With Psychiatric Disabilities -- A Basic Primer in Disability Discrimination Law -- Before You File a Lawsuit -- Statutes of Limitation -- Recent and Upcoming Supreme Court Decisions and Their Impact on the ADA -- Other Federal Laws Regulating Employment -- Unions, Collective Bargaining, and the ADA -- The Americans With Disabilities Act and the Definition of Mental Impairments -- The Meaning of Mental Disability Under the ADA -- ADA Case Law and Mental Impairment -- The Substantial Limitations of the Substantial Limitations Requirement of the Americans With Disabilities Act -- Substantial Limitation in Major Life Activities -- "Record of Disability" and "Regarded as Having a Disability" -- Record of Disability -- Regarding an Individual as Having a Disability -- Abusive Work Environments, Stressful Working Conditions, and Discrimination -- Defining Disability to Exclude Workers With Psychiatric Disabilities -- Psychiatric Disability and the Requirement That Employees Be "Qualified Individuals" -- Using the ADA to Attack Objectively Abusive or Unreasonably Stressful Workplace Environments -- What Is Discrimination? -- Adverse Employment Action -- Blanket Exclusions on the Basis of Disability -- Pre-Employment Inquiry or Testing for Mental Disabilities -- Postoffer Psychological Testing -- Requiring Employees to Undergo Psychiatric Examinations.
Summary Annotation Stefan (an attorney with the Center for Public Representation) demonstrates the failure of the Americans with Disabilities Act in regard to the employment rights of people with mental disabilities, and examines the reasons for this failure. She then considers future possibilities, highlighting the roles of the courts, the government, and employers. Case studies are used to support the legal analysis. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
Annotation Although passed into law with high expectations, the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) has mostly failed in enabling those with mental disabilities to fight discrimination in the workplace. In Hollow Promises, Susan Stefan explores the reasons for this failure and points to how the courts, government, and employers may finally make good on the ADA's seemingly hollow promises. This book identifies the difficulties that people with mental disabilities may have in finding and keeping employment and how the ADA has affected this problem. Filled with detailed descriptions of employment cases and sharp analysis of the law, this provocative book is essential reading for lawyers, employers, therapists, people with mental disabilities, and all those seeking just employment practice.
Subject People with mental disabilities -- Employment -- Law and legislation -- United States.
Discrimination in employment -- Law and legislation -- United States.
United States. Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
United States Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
Mentally Ill Persons -- legislation & jurisprudence.
Employment -- legislation & jurisprudence.
United States.
Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (United States) (OCoLC)fst01376298
Discrimination in employment -- Law and legislation. (OCoLC)fst00895060
People with mental disabilities -- Employment -- Law and legislation. (OCoLC)fst01057396
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
ISBN 1557987920 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9781557987921 (cloth ; alk. paper)
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