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ADA Blog #44

At the June 2011 Commission meeting, a battery of experts told the EEOC that deliberate discrimination against job seekers based on their race, sex, age, national origin and yes disability, remains a major national problem.

At the start of the meeting, EEOC General Counsel P. David Lopez recounted a hiring case he litigated against WalMart when he was an EEOC trial attorney in Phoenix. The case arose out of a charge by two deaf applicants who were expressly denied by the company because they were deaf. As part of a negotiated settlement, the company aired a commercial on Arizona television stations featuring the two, telling viewers in sign language, with a voiceover, their story and educating the public about the nation’s equal employment laws
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The EEOC will continue to address this problem through enhanced education and outreach and through vigorous enforcement of the law. In the meantime, employers can start and/or continue training staff involved in the hiring process. Contact Springboard to help you design & implement a flexible training program tailored to the needs of your company and workforce.

Shelley

This information should not be construed as “legal advice” for a particular set of facts or circumstances. It is intended only to be a practical guide for participants familiar with this subject. Users should seek appropriate legal advice tailored to address their specific situation.