Employment and Intellectual Disability

The Journal of Gender, Race & Justice, Vol. 8, p. 299, 2004

28 Pages Posted: 5 Dec 2009  

Leslie P. Francis

University of Utah - S.J. Quinney College of Law

Date Written: December 2, 2009

Abstract

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.

Suggested Citation

Francis, Leslie P., Employment and Intellectual Disability (December 2, 2009). The Journal of Gender, Race & Justice, Vol. 8, p. 299, 2004. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1517410

Leslie P. Francis (Contact Author)

University of Utah - S.J. Quinney College of Law ( email )

383 S. University Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0730
United States

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