Acts of discrimination goes on
Despite this truth, people with disabilities still suffer from discrimination based on their physical and mental limitations. This is the very reason why the 1973 Rehabilitation Act was drafted, and then signed into law last September 26, 1973. This groundbreaking law was made, enabling the government to help people with disabilities a legal remedy to protect them from such acts of discrimination. However, years after its implementation and thousands penalized through this law, some “differently-abled” people still fall victims to many acts of discrimination.
40th year of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act
To continuously find solutions to give that much-needed protection for victims of discrimination because of their disabilities, the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) celebrated the anniversary of this great federal law. The agency looked back on how this law paved the way to device more means to protect people with disabilities. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 is one of those laws that were inspired by the 40-year-old legislation. According to EEOC Commissioner Chai Feldblum that the EEOC, through his colleagues are continuing to come up and develop new regulations to help the federal government be a “model employer of people with disabilities”.
In the state of California, the government continues to come up with measure to help ensure that this law is properly implemented. Legislators and officials continue to work hard in making sure that California employment laws ensure that no employee in the state, especially those with disabilities, will fall victims to these acts of discrimination and abuse.