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Old 04-30-2018, 12:28 PM   #1
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I been working for a year with one of the district manager when he suddenly started treating me very different after he start yelling at me for not wearing a headset. My district manager started asking me inappropriate question that are discrimination question about my disability and then started making rude comment about my disability. The next day I was ask to speak with my store manager who had informed me that I was supposed to be fired immediately because of my hearing disabilities. I found myself constantly being chewed out for being assigned backline working on a slicer and when I wasn't being chewed out I was being physically pulled off backline and place in a position where I wasn't trained for because of my disability. I been working for a year without anyone ever informing me I was never supposed to have been hired on. I was supposed to have been fired immediately.

I been working for the past six years before being force to quit my job due to the constant discrimination and being threaten all the time. I tried applying for multiple job. I either been informed that there is no place for hearing impairment or a place for a colleges student in the workplace. Anyone ever been through this?
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Old 04-30-2018, 01:51 PM   #2
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I'm sorry they treated you that way. They shouldn't be discriminating against you. This government site might be helpful to you.

I hope you find a new job soon.
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Unless a specified level of hearing ability is part of your job description...then dismissing you for your hearing disability is most certainly discriminatory. Ask your employer for a detailed list of your task requirements then take it from there. However, Dismissing someone for being unable to fulfil the tasks for which they were employed...this in itself is not discrimination.

Bullying and humiliation is unacceptable though. I hope that you are able to find employment where your skills are valued, and your work environment is more forward thinking.
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