Idaho Human Rights Commission Statistics FY2015

Skip Sperry Blog 1 Comment

Today I attended a continuing legal education seminar for the Idaho State Bar Employment and Labor Law Section. Linda Goodman, Administrator/Director of the Idaho Human Rights Commission, was the presenter. I thought some of the statistics she presented were worth passing on.

During the Commission’s 2015 fiscal year, 443 new cases were filed, up from 435 in fiscal year 2014. Of the 443 new cases, 414 were employment related. The following table shows what categories of employment discrimination the cases alleged:

   » Read more about: Idaho Human Rights Commission Statistics FY2015  »

EEOC Sues FedEx for Disability Discrimination

Skip Sperry Blog Leave a Comment

In a press release, today, the EEOC announced that it has sued shipping giant FedEx for discriminating against deaf and hearing-impaired employees.  The charges accuse FedEx of:

  • Failing to provide needed accommodations such as American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation and closed-captioned training videos during the mandatory initial tour of the facilities and new-hire orientation for deaf and hard-of-hearing applicants;
  • Failing to provide such accommodations during staff, performance, and safety meetings; and
  • Refusing to provide needed equipment substitutions and modifications for deaf and hard-of-hearing package handlers,

 » Read more about: EEOC Sues FedEx for Disability Discrimination  »