Workplace discrimination and cumulative trauma disorders: the national EEOC ADA research project.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Employment discrimination of persons with cumulative trauma disorders (CTDs) was explored using the Integrated Mission System dataset of the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Demographic characteristics and merit resolutions of the Charging Parties (persons with CTD) were compared to individuals experiencing other physical, sensory and neurological impairments. Factors compared also included industry designation, geographic region, and size of Respondents against which allegations were filed. Persons with CTD had proportionately greater allegations among large Respondents (greater than 500 workers) engaged in manufacturing, utilities, transportation, finance insurance and real estate. The types of discrimination Issues that were proportionately greater in the CTD group included layoff, failure to reinstate, and failure to provide reasonable accommodation. The CTD group was significantly less likely than the comparison group to be involved in discrimination Issues such as assignment to less desirable duty, shift or work location; demotion; termination, or failure to hire or provide training. Persons with CTD had higher proportions of merit Resolutions where allegations were voluntarily withdrawn by the Charging Party with benefits.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Armstrong, AJ; McMahon, BT; West, SL; Lewis, A

Published Date

  • 2005

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 25 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 49 - 56

PubMed ID

  • 16006675

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1051-9815


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Netherlands