Thursday, September 26, 2013

BOA sued over interpreter

The EEOC is suing Bank of America on behalf of Melchora Lee, a deaf woman living in Las Vegas. The bank is accused of violating ADA law by firing her for poor performance after failing to provide Lee with an interpreter. When she was hired in 1998, her boss knew sign language. But when a new supervisor took over in 2003, everything changed for Lee. Her supervisor did not know ASL and the company refused interpreter requests and she was let go in 2010. Here's short a video report on the case from KTNV-TV in Las Vegas (no captions).