07 Jun '11, 6pm

Randstad US Charged With Discrimination For Denying Job to Man with Asperger's:

Randstad US Charged With Discrimination For Denying Job to Man with Asperger's:

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a lawsuit charging that the employment services and placement referral company Randstad US, LP, failed to hire Jason O'Dell because of his disability of Asperger's syndrome, an autism spectrum disorder. According to an EEOC press release about the suit: Based on his qualifications for the lab technician position he sought, Randstad had originally fast-tracked O'Dell's participation in the hiring process. While completing Randstad's hiring paperwork, however, O'Dell disclosed the disability. Soon after, he was told that the lab technician position had been put "on hold." O'Dell was not hired and Randstad continued to recruit and hire for the lab technician position. The suit (Case No. 1:11-cv-01303-WDQ), which was filed last month, charges that the Frederick, MD company violated the federal Americans With Disabiliti...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/civil-rights/blog/randstad-us...

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