Business owners and their employees in Colorado may not be aware of the revisions to the Americans with Disabilities Act that went into effect recently.
Since 2009 a former Fort Carson civilian employee has been fighting with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to hold his one-time supervisors accountable for workplace discrimination. The initial EEOC rulings in 2009 went against the employee, but he recently received word from the main EEOC office in Washington, D.C., that those rulings were being overturned and a new hearing would be held.
Everyone knows that the recent economic downturn cost millions of people their jobs. That includes an estimated 6,000 jobs in Larimer County alone. It has also been widely publicized that the current unemployment rate is higher among certain segments of the population, including African-Americans and Hispanics. What is less widely known is that higher unemployment rates are affecting people with disabilities as well.
A Denver Sheriff's Department captain says that two deputies raped her nearly two years ago and that her superiors suppressed the information. According to a federal lawsuit, the woman reported the rape but was told not to talk about it.