For this employer, if only the EEOC’s hearing disability guidance had come out sooner

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Yesterday, I told you about the EEOC’s new resource document for assisting individuals with hearing disabilities. Today, I’ll tell you how the Second Circuit Court of Appeals breathed new life into the failure-to-accommodate claims of a deaf individual who worked as a case manager for a city’s Human Resources Administration (HRA).

So, thank you, blogging gods, for the impeccable timing.

Now, let me tell you about the lawsuit.

According to the plaintiff, she communicates primarily using American Sign Language. Therefore, she requires accommodations to meaningfully complete her professional responsibilities as an HRA case manager. Among other things, her

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