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Discrimination and Diabetes

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Case of Mistaken Identity
Jun 1, 2002 | 
The West Boca Raton, Florida, school district has decided not to reprimand an assistant principal accused of harassing a student who was wearing an insulin pump, according to an April 24 South Florida Sun-Sentinel article.
Concert Promoter Sued for Discrimination Against People With Diabetes
Jun 1, 2002 | 
The U.S. Justice Department has filed a lawsuit against concert promoter SFX Entertainment, Inc., for its policy that prohibits insulin users from bringing their diabetes supplies into concerts. Filed with the U.S. District Court in Philadelphia, the lawsuit claims that the policy violates the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA).
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People With Diabetes Mistreated, Philadelphia Police Withhold Medicine and Food
Sep 1, 2000 | 
On June 27, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) joined as plaintiff in a class-action lawsuit charging the City of Philadelphia with denying people with diabetes proper medical treatment while in police custody.
Supreme Court Limits Rights of People with Diabetes
Sep 1, 1999 | 
People with diabetes who sue their employers for discrimination based on their disease may now have a more difficult time in court.
Diabetes Discrimination—Protect Yourself, Learn the Facts
Nov 1, 1998 | 
Living with diabetes increases the likelihood of experiencing on-the-job discrimination. Since 1992 more than 2,000 people filed complaints with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) specifically stating they were mistreated at work as a result of their having diabetes. Another 6,500 complaints cite visual ailments and problems with extremities-medical concerns frequently associated with diabetes-as underlying reasons for job discrimination.
New Ruling Protects Type 1s from Discrimination
Apr 1, 1998 | 
In a decisive victory for people with diabetes, the First Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals has ruled that those who take insulin are protected from discrimination by the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Tips for Victims of Job Bias
Nov 1, 1996 | 
Workers who believe they have been harmed by illegal discrimination may sue current and former employers. If victimized by illegal job bias, here are some strategies which can protect your rights and enhance the strength of your claim:
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