The Therapy Sessions
Tuesday, July 22, 2003
American Disability Law: Fertile Soil for Lawyers
UPS Settles Bias Suit Brought By Deaf Workers.
At the trial, Babaranti Oloyede, a Bay area employee at U.P.S., testified that the company refused to provide him with an interpreter during a safety training session on watching for packages that might carry anthrax. He said that over 10 years the company never provided a qualified interpreter for any other training...
The company will pay $4.1 million in lawyers' fees and distribute $5.8 million to the plaintiffs, with the amount ranging from $5,000 to $60,000.
Soon, paraplegics will sue because they aren't being given help loading packages onto the trucks. And the blind employess will sue because the address labels aren't printed in braille and no one has time to direct them to the right truck. When companies show reluctance hiring workers AND assistants for the new hires, they'll be sued for discrimination.
And when companies go out of business, they'll be sued for no longer paying their workers....