Marriott Hit With Bias Class Action By Blind Worker

Law360, New York (February 6, 2013, 7:35 PM EST) -- A blind Marriott International Inc. employee lodged a putative class action in California federal court Wednesday alleging the company discriminates against blind and disabled employees by using inaccessible software that keeps them from management positions.

Ali Faraj, an event billing specialist with Marriott, contends that he's been excluded from advancing to a management position because Marriott refuses to configure or modify its Siebel Customer Relation Management software so that disabled employees like Faraj, who uses screen-reading software, can work as managers.

"I have a B.A. in hospitality business, and more than 10 years of experience in the industry, including my nearly...

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