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Issue Brief: Disabled Individuals/Affirmative Action

Melesa Johnson; Raymond Arthur Smith

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Issue Brief: Disabled Individuals/Affirmative Action
Author(s):
Johnson, Melesa
Smith, Raymond Arthur
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Reports
Department:
Political Science
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Majority Rule and Minority Rights Issue Briefs
Abstract:
In order to promote fair and equal employment opportunities for those who are either mentally or physically handicapped, the Federal government has enacted numerous policies to protect these individuals for discriminatory practices, especially war veterans. Both the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 require that federal contractors and subcontractors use Affirmative Action to advance employment for disabled individuals.
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Public policy
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