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 protects employees by requiring an employer to provide an employee with reasonable accom­modations for their disabilities and prohibits employers from firing or failing to hire on the basis of their disabilities. The ADA also prohibits retaliation against employees for exercising rights under the ADA, such as opposing disability discrimination or seeking reasonable accommodation.

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