Dollar General Denied Vision-Impaired Applicant, EEOC Says

By Dave Simpson (September 26, 2017, 9:21 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission accused Dollar General of discriminating against prospective workers with disabilities when it denied an applicant with vision problems in a suit filed in Alabama federal court on Monday.

The EEOC claims that Dollar General violated the Americans with Disabilities Act when it rejected a job applicant with monocular vision, a disability that would not prevent him from working in the small-box discount retailer's warehouse.

"Employers cannot use post-offer medical examinations to weed out individuals with disabilities," EEOC district director Delner Franklin-Thomas said in a statement. "The imposition of selection criteria not rooted in business necessity,...

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