EEOC advocacy for flexible leave policies snares prison medical provider

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) figured prominently in the tributes surrounding the death of former President George H.W. Bush. One poignant story emphasized Bush's wry humor as well as how the stroke of his pen in signing the Act into law in 1990 made the physical world more accessible for disabled Americans. After he began using a wheelchair, his staff had to park his limousine a few blocks from a speaking engagement and push him quickly to the venue. As they maneuvered over the curb cuts and ramps the ADA mandated, Bush reportedly quipped, "Those ramps and those sidewalks are very convenient. Who thought of putting those there?" Read More...