The Case Of Bank Of America Vs. The Deaf

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Introduction 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,…show more content…
1-4). History and Background USERRA In conjunction with the ADA of 1990, there is the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA), which protects individuals involved in the military service. This act helps protect those who are active or inactive, having performed as a member of the military service, to be able to keep or get employment regardless of the service obligations. Essentially, this act was created to protect veterans from discrimination acts from organizations and to go along with the equal opportunity employment execution. This act is supremely important because of the amount of dedication that is involved from a member of the military service to give their time and put their life on the line for others citizens of this country. To have this act in place allows those individuals to be able to have flexibility with their careers in the event they have to leave for deployment and upon their return as such. This is a law that shows respect and admiration for the service members and states that they are protected in the event duty calls and they must be called upon to help defend our country (USERRA, 2012, para. 1-6). History and Background of Bank of America Case Bank of America is a large and powerful corporation that apparently felt they could override the law of the ADA.
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