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Discrimination is a topic thought to have been put to rest However discrimination is still prevalent in society The most popularly discussed discrimination topics regard age appearance sex and race Starbucks is a company that has been bitten by the discrimination bug A Starbucks was sued 2009 Seattle PI in El Paso Texas for firing a woman with dwarfism The woman asked for a stepstool in order to ensure proper service to customers She was denied access to the stool and she was also fired The unlawful termination of the employee is a direct violation of the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 The act forces employers to recognize the disabilities of employees and employers cannot terminate an employee because of their disabilities Discrimination comes in many forms Disabilties are one way Another way is with age In employment equal opportunities have not always been presented to everyone In the past employers were allowed to disqualify applications based on the age of the applier In order to influence employers from discriminating against age the government passed the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 Laws Enforced 2009 The act protects people of 40 or older from discrimination Every discrimination claim is investigated by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission The EEOC recently offered guidance to those with disabilities The EEOC helps people with disabilities become aquainted with new advancements to the American with Disabilities act The American with Disabilities act protects individuals that are qualified for a position but do not get the position because of their disabilities The ADA forces employers to act upon the determination of the employee instead of their disabilities However if the employers gives an examination to every employee and someone who is disabled cannot perform the action required the employer is allowed to not hire the disabled person According to the EEOC age discrimination is growing to be more of a problem than racial discrimination As a result
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