Thursday, May 24, 2012

100k Award against Temp Agency

A temp agency that refused to interview a deaf woman for a job will now have to pay her more than $100,000. A jury awarded her the back pay as well as compensatory and punitive damages for violating ADA law. An appeals court upheld the decision, based on the agency's refusal to consider her for a position as a stock clerk - even though the woman had arraigned for a interpreter herself. The agency told her it would be unsafe for her to work in the warehouse because she is deaf.