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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Council worker honoured for helping homeless people into safe accommodation

Ajitha Sajeev

A council worker who helped bring more than 200 homeless people into safe accommodation at the start of the coronavirus lockdown has been honoured by the Queen.

Ajitha Sajeev, who has worked at Newham Council for 30 years, helped 191 people off the streets and 40 people out of shared accommodation including night shelters to keep them safe from Covid-19.

The London council acquired accommodation in four hotels

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Fury as London Overground worker is caught travelling on tube while wearing face mask under her chin

A London Overground worker has been caught travelling on a Victoria Line Tube train while wearing a face mask under her chin.

Julia Wakefield shared a photo to Twitter this morning showing the employee with the face covering pulled down beneath her mouth and nose.

She said the image was taken by her sister, and criticised the mass transportation operator for failing to ‘set an example’ to passengers.

In response,

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Southwest Airlines CEO seeks worker concessions instead of layoffs


Tens of thousands of airline industry workers are bracing for layoffs and furloughs on Thursday if Congress fails to pass a relief package aimed at alleviating the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic. (Sept. 30)

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With no new federal stimulus in sight, Southwest Airline’s chief announced management pay cuts and said he will seek to negotiate concessions from workers to avoid layoffs.

In saying he believes the

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Baltimore City Council approves worker recall bill over law department, hotel industry objections

The Baltimore City Council on Monday passed legislation aimed at protecting hospitality workers’ jobs, despite objections from the city’s law department and the hotel industry.

The bill would require hospitality businesses to hire laid-off workers once they reopen. Thousands of housekeepers, banquet servers and other employees have lost their jobs as the industry suffers from the coronavirus pandemic and related shutdowns.

The council also passed a second, less-contested bill that

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Sneak peek into Tauranga’s new seasonal kiwifruit worker accommodation

The investigation that shut down a business over its standard of orchard accommodation – including alleged stained and mouldy mattresses, no insulation and a leaky roof – caused a stir among the kiwifruit industry.


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N.L. reports new COVID-19 case linked to out-of-province TV series worker

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ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — A second person who works on the St. John’s-shot TV series “Hudson & Rex” has tested positive for COVID-19, but the show’s producer says the two cases linked to the canine-cop program do not pose a risk to the community.

“The system worked in terms of identifying somebody with a case,” producer Paul Pope said in an interview Monday. “What 

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Pregnant Worker Accommodation Bill Sails Through House

Law360 (September 17, 2020, 10:50 PM EDT) — The House on Thursday easily passed a bill that would require employers to make reasonable accommodations for pregnant workers, with more than half of Republicans joining all Democrats to approve a compromise blessed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Representatives voted 329-73 for the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act. The proposal mandates that companies with more than 15 workers and other employers “make

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