The Americans with Disabilities Act makes it unlawful for an employer to discriminate against a qualified applicant or employee with a disability. According to a lawsuit that the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed yesterday, an employer did both.
To the same individual.
Here’s more from the EEOC press release:
According to the EEOC’s lawsuit, in January 2022, [a deaf individual] applied to work as a remote IT administrator [for the defendant], a position that involves providing internal IT assistance and support to [the defendant’s] employees, and one for which [the applicant] was well-qualified. Upon review of [his] application,