As the holiday season approaches, corporate administrators at the FedEx Ground Package System, Inc. may have more to concern themselves with than getting packages delivered on time. The shipping mogul is being sued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for failing to provide appropriate accommodations for its deaf employees. The suit alleges that this has been going on for years.
American Sign Language Interpretations, closed-captioned training videos, scanners that vibrate rather than beep, and orientation for hearing impaired new employees are among some of the things that do not seem to be provided for deaf/hearing impaired workers. Moreover, the employer does not provide any accommodations during safety meetings in spite of the fact that employees who are deaf or hard of hearing are expected to load and unload the FedEx trucks.
Apparently, this is not an isolated problem. Failure to provide deaf or hearing impaired employees accommodations to which they are entitled seems to be the case at FedEx ground facilities throughout the entire country.
The EEOC asserts that FedEx has not been proactive in interacting with deaf and hard of hearing employees in order to accommodate their needs. This is in direct violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) which requires employers to make reasonable accommodations for disabled employees. To date, 19 charges of discrimination have been filed which has prompted the employee discrimination lawsuit.
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