Accommodation for Hearing Impairment

The EEOC “must be licking its chops,” we said in our post on June 14th.  Why?

 licking its chops : Cat licking its chops

It achieved a PR coup in the form of a new lawsuit against a Detroit nonprofit which helps people with disabilities — appropriately named  the “Disability Network” — for allegedly violating the ADA by discriminating against a deaf employee.

The human body is a frail vessel, prone to defects, injuries, and limitations.  Nonetheless, employers must negotiate the thicket of illnesses, injuries, and all manner of medical conditions which their employees suffer ever mindful of the changing and complex rules of the Americans With Disabilities Act (“ADA”).

Issues such as what constitutes a physical or

The EEOC has just sued a California branch of a national non-profit organization, Placer ARC, for refusing to accommodate a hearing-impaired employee by providing an American Sign Language interpreter – which another branch of ARC had done for three years. The complaint alleged that she was “treated [] so poorly that she felt she had no choice