Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Toys "R" Us Suit

The EEOC is taking Toys "R" Us to court for alleging not providing a sign language interpreter for a woman who applied for a job at a store in Columbia, Maryland in 2011. When Shakirra Thomas was called for a group interview she requested an interpreter. But the store told her she would have to provide her own, in violation of ADA law. The store later refused to give her information about her application. The EEOC contends Toys "R" Us refused to hire Thomas because she is deaf. The company refused to settle with the agency and now faces legal action. It's not commenting on the lawsuit.

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