Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Deaf Employee Fired After Being Denied Interpreter

A Wisconsin company will pay a former employee $95,000 to settle an EEOC lawsuit. The problem started in 2007 at the Miles Kimball Company when Laura Nejedlo was assigned to use a new software program, but managers refused to provide her with an interpreter for training. She was later fired, even though she had worked for 13 years at the company. Miles Kimball agreed to train managers and supervisors to better understand their employer's responsibilites related to ADA law. The company is based in Oshkosh and is one of America's largest direct marketers of consumer gifts and household products.