[nfbmi-talk] Fw: applies to bsbp and other state agencies too

David Robinson drob1946 at gmail.com
Fri Dec 26 13:38:43 UTC 2014

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From: joe harcz Comcast 
To: Ed Rodgers BSBP Dir. 
Cc: Mike Pemble BSBP Dep. Dir. ; Mike Zimmer LARA DSA ; Christyne.Cavataio at ed.gov ; Marlene Malloy MCRS Dir. ; Sarah Gravetti MISILC DNM ; Rodney Craig MISILC ; BRIAN SABOURIN ; MARK CODY mpas pair ; Elmer Cerano MPAS ; MARK MCWILLIAMS MPAS 
Sent: Wednesday, December 24, 2014 9:28 AM
Subject: applies to bsbp and other state agencies too

This applies to BSBP as well Mr. Zimmer, Mr. Rodgers, et al. And you can't claim to accommodate blind people in hiring since you don't hire any and since even consumers don't get accommodated as highly documented.


Merry Christmas



Bank of America to pay vision-impaired temp $110,000

Bank of America to pay vision-impaired temp $110,000

December 22 2014



Bank of America will pay $110,000 to a former temporary worker to resolve a disability discrimination case brought by the US Equal Employment Opportunity

Commission, the federal agency announced.


According to the EEOC’s suit, Bank of America violated the Americans with Disabilities Act when it failed to accommodate a visually impaired data entry

worker and instead terminated his temporary assignment at one of the bank’s branches in downtown Chicago after one day on the job.


In addition to monetary relief for the former employee, the decree includes an injunction requiring the bank provide reasonable accommodations to temporary

and contingent workers at its branches throughout Illinois, provides for training about the ADA’s requirements and imposes recordkeeping and reporting

requirements for the duration of the decree.


The EEOC filed the suit in 2011, after first attempting to reach a pre-litigation settlement through its conciliation process. US District Judge Milton

Shadur entered the decree resolving the suit Dec. 18.


“Of the millions of working-age Americans with vision loss, research has shown that fewer than half are employed. An employer of the size and sophistication

of Bank of America, which employs an enormous number of people working at computer terminals, ought to be a national leader in employing individuals with

disabilities, including vision loss, and a leader in ADA compliance generally,” said John Hendrickson, EEOC Chicago district regional attorney. “We’re

optimistic that this consent decree is going to prompt that kind of progress at Bank of America, not only because it’s the law, but also because it’s the

right thing to do.”



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