Workers at a Georgia McDonalds honored their co-worker, Chris Campbell, for working at the same restaurant for 27 years. Campbell, who has Down Syndrome, is an example of a person with a disability thriving at a job and positively contributing in the workplace. Click here to see article. Employing people with disabilities not only helps them attain greater economic self-sufficiency and more active participation in community life, but also benefits business by providing lower turnover and workers who are dedicated to their job.
Walmart recently came under fire for announcing it will eliminate thousands of greeter positions, often held by persons with disabilities.
Nichols Kaster, PLLP encourages companies to recognize the value and talent people with disabilities add to America’s workplaces and economy. We are employment law attorneys and represent workers who experience discrimination due to their disability. Information about hiring individuals with disabilities is available on the U.S. Department of Labor’s website.