Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Home Depot Settlement

Home Depot has settled a class action lawsuit brought against the home improvement retailer by deaf workers in California. The suit accused Home Depot of violating ADA law by failing to provide interpreters at interviews, trainings and meetings. The agreement puts sign language interpreters in each of these places - and Home Depot agreed to make sure there are visual alarms for emergencies in its retail stores as well as provide technology the technology necessary to improve communication with deaf employees.