Court Finds No Accommodation Possible for Deaf Employee, So Employer Wins

Darrell VanDeusen
Darrell VanDeusen
07/17/2012
By Darrell R. VanDeusen Jessica Chrysler is a congenitally and profoundly deaf individual who communicates with hearing individuals by writing notes, gesturing, pointing, and miming. She can also type, text message, and use body language. Chrysler was hired to take pictures at a photography store, usually of young children. She also was required to sell photo packages. When working with other employees who could hear, Chrysler could perform just...
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I Won’t Take That Sitting Down

Randi Klein Hyatt
Randi Klein Hyatt
07/06/2012
By Randi Klein Hyatt The EEOC decided to file suit against a Rite Aid store who would not permit one of its cashiers with bad knees to sit for half of her shift. The store ultimately fired the cashier for being unable to perform the essential functions of her position. The EEOC and the cashier had suggested that the cashier be permitted to sit for 30 minutes of every hour that she worked. The trial court disagreed, finding such a request “per...
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