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Safeway Accused by EEOC of Not Accommodating Deaf Job Seeker (1)

Sept. 13, 2018, 3:43 PMUpdated: Sept. 13, 2018, 6:32 PM

Safeway Inc. stopped recruiting an online job seeker after learning he was deaf and would need a sign language interpreter during his job interview, the U.S. government alleges.

Joel Sibert had already been told by Safeway that he was qualified for the various clerk positions in which he expressed an interest, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says. His application came to a halt, however, when he informed the Safeway in-store recruiter who contacted him to set up an in-person interview that he was deaf and would need an American Sign Language interpreter during his interview and any job orientation, the ...

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