Hearing-impaired worker fired: Was there an ADA accommodation?

A disabled employee failed a safety test and was fired, but now the company’s in hot water for not trying hard enough to find an ADA accommodation for the worker.

Here’s a breakdown of the case.

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Mark Mlsna was a train conductor with Union Pacific who had
a hearing disability. Employees were required to wear ear protection, but when
Mlsna wore it, his hearing was impaired even more

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Fired Facebook employee said firm failed to stop election interference

  • A recently fired Facebook data scientist wrote a lengthy memo detailing the tech giant’s failures to stop election interference in countries around the world, per a BuzzFeed report.
  • The employee, whose job was to find “inauthentic activity,” wrote that the company was slow to take action against fake accounts used to manipulate political outcomes in nations including India, Ukraine, and Bolivia.
  • Sophie Zhang wrote that Facebook instead prioritized its public
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