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McDonald’s to pay $56,500 settlement with EEOC

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McDonald’s to pay $56,500 settlement with EEOC

BELTON, Mo. (AP) – McDonald’s will pay a $56,500 settlement after a southeast Missouri restaurant manager refused to interview a deaf job applicant. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on Tuesday announced the settlement with McDonald’s Corp. and McDonald’s Restaurants. A message seeking comment from the Oak Brook, Illinois-based company was not immediately returned. The […]

McDonald’s to pay $56,500 settlement with EEOC

BELTON, Mo. (AP) – McDonald’s will pay a $56,500 settlement after a southeast Missouri restaurant manager refused to interview a deaf job applicant.

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on Tuesday announced the settlement with McDonald’s Corp. and McDonald’s Restaurants. A message seeking comment from the Oak Brook, Illinois-based company was not immediately returned.

The EEOC says a young man who can’t hear or speak applied online in 2012 to work at the McDonald’s in Belton, Missouri. He had previous experience as a cook and cleanup team member at a McDonald’s restaurant in another state.

A lawsuit filed by the EEOC says that when the restaurant manager learned the applicant needed a sign language interpreter for his interview, she canceled the interview, even though the applicant’s sister volunteered to interpret.

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By Colin Jeffery

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