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EEOC sues McDonalds on behalf of deaf applicant

Friday, January 8, 2016Ricky Washington submitted a job application to McDonalds in June 2012, in which he disclosed his disability by informing the fast food giant that he attended the Kansas School for the Deaf. The McDonalds store, located in Benton, Missouri, gave…

DOJ settles with hospital over sign language services

Wednesday, September 9, 2015While hiking with her then five-year-old son in the San Bernardino National Forest in summer 2012, Trixy Betsworth’s husband was struck by lightning. Airlifted to Arrowhead Medical Center, her husband remained hospitalized for three days. Trixy, obviously concerned about his…

Feds release new guidance on disability discrimination in child welfare proceedings

Monday, August 17, 2015State and local child welfare agencies must improve their compliance efforts with federal disability discrimination laws, the Departments of Justice and Health and Human Services warned in a new technical document released August 10. “This technical assistance reflects an important…