Before discussing the jury verdict, I’ll tell you a little about how we got here.
Let’s go back to New Year’s Eve 2020 when the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced (here) that it had sued a distribution company for violating the Americans with Disabilities Act by refusing to interview a qualified applicant because she was deaf.
According to the EEOC’s complaint, a deaf individual applied for two warehouse positions at one of the company’s warehouses for which she was fully qualified. The company contacted her the same day and left a message. She then returned the call using