FedEx faces deaf discrimination lawsuit

The FedEx Ground Package System Inc. has been accused of violating the Americans with Disability Act in a federal lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in a U.S. District Court, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal on October 10.

The EEOC alleged that the company failed to make the necessary steps in accommodating hard-of-hearing or deaf employees and applicants by not providing American Sign Language interpretation and closed-captioning videos during recruitment orientations, facility tours, and staff and safety meetings. The lawsuit came out of the 19 discrimination charges filed across the U.S., which were consolidated by the EEOC.

The company strongly rejected the allegations, saying that they did not violate any law and are committed to refuting the EEOC’s allegations.

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