Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Suit over Terps at Work

The EEOC is going after a nonprofit near Sacramento for failing to provide interpreters for one of it's employees. Homeyra Kazerounian is deaf and works as an instructional aid at Placer ARC, which ironically provides independent living services for people in Placer County, California. Kazerounian had a good record at the organization's Auburn facility but was transferred to the Placer office in 2008. Her supervisors refused to provide interpreters for her training sessions or their and mandatory staff meetings. The Iranian-born Kazerounian eventually resigned because she couldn't do her job. The EEOC says it attempted to come to an agreement with Placer ARC before filing the lawsuit. There are more than 700 chapters of The Arc around the country.