Monday, June 9, 2014
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The EEOC recently filed a lawsuit under the ADA in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.
The lawsuit alleges disability discrimination on behalf of a hearing impaired worker against Disability Network – – an organization designed to help individuals with disabilities. In a press release, the EEOC recognized the irony of the case:
“'The irony in this case is incredible,’ said EEOC Trial Attorney Nedra Campbell. "Disability Network was formed to help and protect people with disabilities - and so was the ADA, under which we now have to sue them for violating their mandate and betraying an employee." … Metropolitan Detroit Center for Independent Living dba Disability Network/Wayne County-Detroit is a Michigan nonprofit corporation whose primary function is to provide services for people with disabilities.”
The case seems like a very interesting one and should be intriguing to follow…