The Case Of Bank Of America Vs. The Deaf

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Laws against discrimination of any kind are implemented so that each individual is able to have an equal opportunity at employment. In the case of Bank of America vs. the deaf employee who wanted an interpreter to work with them, there was an indication of discrimination towards the individual. The Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990, was applied to prevent these types of acts to happen, and due to the issues Bank of America had in rebellion of this act, caused the lawsuit by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
History and Background of ADA
The Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), is the United States first comprehensive civil rights law addressing the needs of people with disabilities, prohibiting discrimination in employment, public services, public accommodations, and telecommunications. This act was put into place to help prevent the discrimination of those individuals who felt they could be productive in a workplace environment just as well as the next person. In the first ten years of the enactment, there were over three hundred lawsuits issued by the EEOC, which resulted in approximately 91 percent of cases that were resolved. This is a great number because of the amount of ways that organizations would try to oversee the law or rebel against it to keep their standard of who they wanted to hire, and how they wanted to operate their business in terms of their personnel. The ADA, put into perspective the impact on…

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