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Large-scale company faces discrimination case

There are various different types of issues that can lead to an employment litigation claim. Whether it is a sexual discrimination case, a wrongful discharge case, a protected class case or a wage and hour case, the courts will look at the nature of the employment-based claim and proceed accordingly.

Basically, where employees are concerned, employers cannot discriminate against an employee or create a hostile work environment for an employee based on sex, race or religion. Title VII is the federal law that governs workplace discrimination. The Equal Employment Opportunities Commission will regularly bring cases on behalf of a wronged class under this particular law.

In a lawsuit against FedEx, the EEOC is asserting that the company knowingly failed to provide equipment and other necessities to employees who are deaf or hard of hearing. Even though FedEx is in the practice of having employees on staff who are hearing impaired, they did not do what they were supposed to do, according to the EEOC lawsuit. Specifically, the lawsuit states that the packaging leader has violated the Americans with Disability Act by discriminating based on a disability.

Like any other case or claim that is filed in court, the claim has to meet certain criteria for the court to even accept the case. The claim must meet all of the requirements under a federal filing. When a claim is instigated on behalf of a class of people, everyone within that class who has been negatively impacted by the improper regulation or practice will be made whole if the case is won. The purpose of an EEOC filing is to ensure that individuals are treated justly.

Source: JD Supra Business Advisor, "EEOC Sues FedEx Ground Package System, Inc., for Nationwide Disability Discrimination," Oct. 13, 2014

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