EEOC SUES HILAND DAIRY FOR DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION

The EEOC has filed a lawsuit against a Missouri dairy company, Hiland, for failing to hire a man because of his vision impairment.  The plaintiff interviewed for the job, was offered the position and was scheduled for a pre-employment physical. The doctor never conducted the physical because he considered him a “safety concern” and the company withdrew the job offer. This is a clear violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits employers from discriminating against job applicants and employees with disabilities. The ADA