ADA in the News January 24, 2023

Updated EEOC Resource Explains ADA Requirements for Individuals with Hearing Disabilities in the Workplace

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today released an updated resource document, “Hearing Disabilities in the Workplace and the Americans with Disabilities Act,” explaining how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) applies to job applicants and employees who are deaf or hard of hearing or have other hearing conditions.


Excentia to Pay $100,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Suit

Excentia Human Services, also known as The Pai Corporation and the S. June Smith Center, will pay $100,000 and provide other relief to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the federal agency announced today.

Excentia refused to hire a candidate for a preschool provider position because she has cerebral palsy, the EEOC charged. Although the candidate was qualified, and human resources staff sent her to the worksite after a successful interview, management rejected the candidate after meeting her and discovering that she has cerebral palsy, according to EEOC’s lawsuit.


City and County of Honolulu Agree to Improve Paratransit for People with Disabilities

The Justice Department announced today that it entered into a settlement agreement with the City and County of Honolulu (Honolulu) under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to improve its paratransit.

Title II of the ADA requires that cities and counties, including Honolulu, that provide bus or rail service, also provide paratransit. Paratransit is a public service where individuals who are unable to use the regular bus or rail transit system because of a physical or mental impairment schedule a trip to be picked up (at home, for example) and dropped off at their destination. Reserving rides is a key aspect to paratransit.

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