Women with Disabilities: Effects of Gender, Race, and Disability on Employment

Title: Women with Disabilities: Effects of Gender, Race and Disability on Employment Topic overview: Women in the United States have struggled to be treated fairly and as equal to men since America was discovered. Prior to the twentieth century, married women had no property rights, women workers had no rights to their earnings, and unequal pay for women was an accepted practice (National Committee on Pay Equity). While the Civil Rights Act (1964) and the ADA (1990) have prohibited all forms of discrimination in the workplace, research literature and the media have reported high levels of wage discrepancies among workers with different personal and demographic characteristics. This webinar will provide information on the latest research on discrimination against women with disabilities in the workplace, specially focusing on wage discrimination. Speaker: Larry W. Featherston, PhD