Saturday February 19, 2011
By Jamie Berke, About.com Guide since 1997
This past week, the news story that held my attention the most was the one about how the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is investigating whether the practice of requiring people to be "currently employed" in the job search is discriminatory. On February 16, the EEOC held a widely-reported hearing on this issue. Disabled people are one category of people that the EEOC is concerned this practice may have a disproportionate impact on.
How could the job advertisement statement "must be currently employed" potentially have a disproportionate impact on deaf and hard of hearing people?
Full Story: http://deafness.about.com/b/2011/02/19/deaf-hurt-by-current-employment-requirement.htm