Employment and Intellectual Disability
Leslie P. Francis
University of Utah - S.J. Quinney College of Law
December 2, 2009
The Journal of Gender, Race & Justice, Vol. 8, p. 299, 2004
In challenging employment-based discrimination, people with intellectual disabilities face persistent challenges of being considered unqualified for the jobs they seek. This article criticizes the case law for unjustifiably characterizing jobs as requiring independent performance. Individuals with intellectual disabilities who can perform jobs with coaching, task definition, or work team structures are thus unfairly disadvantaged by this portrait of work.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 28
Date posted: December 5, 2009