David Pettinicchio (PhD 2012) and Michelle Maroto (PhD 2012) examine employment discrimination against persons with disabilities

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UW Sociology alums David Pettinicchio (PhD 2012) and Michelle Maroto (PhD 2012) have received funding from the Social Science and Humanities Reseach Council of Canada to conduct an audit study of employment discrimination agains persons with disabilities.  Motivated by the observation that in spite of anti-dscirimination laws such as the Americans With Disabilities Act many disabled people do not advance beyond the interview stage of the hiring process, Pettinicchio and Maroto will send ficticious resumés and cover letters to employers in order to first assess the level of disadvantage disabled peole face in the labor martet, and then to analyze the factors that impact employers' perceptions of disables applicants.    Read more about their research in the Univerisity of Toronto Magazine.