Patterns of workplace discrimination across broad categories of disability.

Objective: The aim of this study was twofold: (a) to explore patterns of discrimination in relation to broad-basis categories of disability and (b) to investigate patterns of discrimination between allegations derived from charging parties with sensory impairments versus those with nonsensory impairments. Basis categories included physical, behavioral, neurological, and sensory impairments. Research Method: Database mining, descriptive analysis, and Pearson’s chi-square analyses were utilized to compare broad-basis categories. Results: In general, regardless of disability type, individuals experience the highest frequency and proportion of workplace discrimination in the areas of termination and reasonable accommodations. However, there are significant differences in the workplace discrimination experiences of the four broader groups. Conclusions: Noteworthy differences exist regarding the experience of workplace discrimination among basis categories of disability, especially with respect to sensory impairment. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2019 APA, all rights reserved)