Monday, December 1, 2014

Fired Deaf employee gets settlement

A nonprofit that fired a deaf employee has agreed to pay more than $38,000 for not accommodating the employee. The Metropolitan Detroit Center for Independent Living, also known as the Disability Network, was accused by the EEOC of failing to give the independent living specialist TTY equipment, a video phone or the ability to use text messaging. Disability Network also agreed to provide training on ADA law to its employees. EEOC attorney Nedra Campbell said, "The hypocrisy of this non-profit whose very mission is to help disabled individuals - disadvantaging and then firing someone because of a disability is mind-boggling." Read more at the EEOC's site here.

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