Earlier this month, we discussed disability discrimination and reasonable accommodation.
Even in today’s world, discrimination in the workplace remains an issue. This holds true both among current employees, as well as those who are interviewing for a particular position.
Here is a story, direct from the EEOC, proving that disability discrimination has yet to be eliminated.
It discusses two companies, an employer and staffing agency, that discriminated against a potential temporary worker due to a hearing impairment. Here is an excerpt:
“In its lawsuit, EEOC charged that Sims and All-Star violated federal law by refusing to assign an individual temporary work because she has a hearing impairment. EEOC’s suit contended that All-Star assigned the employee to work at a Sims recycling facility in LaVergne, Tenn. When Sims learned the employee had a hearing impairment, Sims and All-Star told the employee she could not work there.”
For taking part in such behavior, the companies will pay $25,000 to settle the lawsuit.
If you feel you have been a victim of disability discrimination, let us help. We can review your case and help you decide which steps to take next.