Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Maine Woman: I was fired for being deaf

Kennebec Valley Community Action Program
Photo: Google maps
After 17 years, a worker in Maine says she was fired because she is deaf. And the Maine Human Rights Commission agrees with Agnes Farnsworth, according to the Lewiston Sun Journal. Farnsworth drove her car to transport clients for the Kennebec Valley Community Action Program. Two years ago she was mailed a letter unceremoniously letting her go. The nonprofit says it was due to Farnsworth's performance problems--but those problems seemed to be tied to a decision to no longer send her text messages to inform her as to when to pick up and drop off passengers. Read more at the Lewiston Sun Journal here.