Lessons Of The UPS Case

Law360, New York (October 26, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Although the world is familiar with the “What can brown do for you?” ad campaign launched by United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS), the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently held that what deaf and hearing impaired employees could not do for the Atlanta-based delivery company violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

* Case Background *

On October 10, 2006, the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in Bates v. United Parcel Service, Inc. that UPS discriminated against hundreds of deaf and hearing impaired employees...
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