The EEOC means this pretty literally.
It just sued a Wisconsin company under the ADA for firing an employee with a disabling condition that substantially limits his ability to walk. He needs a wheelchair, and the EEOC claims that he was fired when he asked for an accommodation — an automatic door opener so he could get into and out of the office.
The EEOC’s regional attorney came up with two semi-good lines:
(1) “Doors to meaningful employment must remain open for persons with disabilities,” and (2) “Here, the doors were shut in Mr. Conant’s face both literally and figuratively. The EEOC is here to make sure those doors stay open for people wrongly and illegally denied opportunities because of disabilities.”
The company is likely not sharing this chuckle.