First, employers must not discriminate on the basis of a disability or a perceived disability.Employers must make it clear that harassment in the workplace will not be tolerated.– 9/14/14 – Added info on Aegean Airlines flight from London to Lesvos, Greece.– 10/28/13 – Please take the Flying While Fat Survey!As much as I want to say that this is not the norm (and I really, really do), statistics prove that inequality in the workplace still exists, in a number of ways.1) Pregnancy Discrimination While amendments to the Americans With Disabilities Act demand that employers accommodate workers with medical complications from pregnancy, pregnancy itself is not considered a disability.
The BC Human Rights Code is available at Act) prohibits discrimination in employment on a number of grounds, including disability.
Harassment must be investigated and corrected as soon as employers become aware of it.
Every effort must be made to eradicate stigma and discrimination, because they can make a person’s experience of, and recovery from, mental illness or addiction more difficult.
As children without filters are always quick to point out, I have a slightly unusual name.
I’ll admit, it’s no “Adolf” or “Hashtag.” It does not have any unnecessary silent letters or an obscure spelling (though, that doesn’t stop the people at Starbucks from writing “Taylee” on my coffee cup). While I jokingly blame my mother for every problem it has caused, in her defense, she had a pretty good excuse.