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#Disabled Workers at #Turkey Plant Subjected to Abuse for 21 Years: #DisabledRights #WorkersRights #HumanRights

#Disabled Workers at #Turkey Plant Subjected to Abuse for 21 Years: #DisabledRights #WorkersRights #HumanRights

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a lawsuit against Texas-based Hill Country Farms, alleging that the company subjected a group of men with intellectual disabilities to severe abuse and discrimination for more than 21 years. Not only were the men, whose job was to eviscerate turkeys, subjected to physical abuse and inhumane working and living conditions, but they were also verbally abused and called derogatory words such as 'dumbass.' This shocking treatment is in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as amended by the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act (ADAAA). The lawsuit follows an EEOC Commission meeting held March 15, 2011, which explored the issue of discrimination on the basis of mental disabilities---an issue of overarching importance to me, as my teenage son, Charlie , is on the moderate to severe end of the autis...

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