A lawsuit has been brought up against Hiland Dairy for refusing employment to a man who needed reasonable accommodations for his vision impairment.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says it has filed a lawsuit against Missouri-based Hiland Dairy Foods on Thursday for violating federal law when it refused to hire a man to work in its Norman, Okla., plant due to his vision impairment.
According to the suit, Hiland interviewed the man, toured the plant with him and was aware of his vision impairment before it offered him a position conditioned on a pre-employment medical exam. It said the doctor responsible for giving the exam disqualified him, deeming him a “safety concern” despite never having given him an exam. Neither Hiland nor the doctor considered any active accommodations device or other reasonable accomodations that could mitigate these safety concerns. It said Hiland withdrew the job offer.
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