EEOC FILES DISABILITY LAWSUIT AGAINST MINING COMPANY

The EEOC announced that it filed a lawsuit against Hibbing Taconite Company alleging it denied a job applicant a reasonable accommodation for his hearing impairment and then rejected him from employment because of his disability. The EEOC alleged the company initially refused to interview the job applicant when it learned that he was hearing-impaired and required an interpreter. Later the company allegedly interviewed him, but would not provide him with the necessary reasonable accommodations to take pre-employment tests.

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