The goal of both federal and local employment laws is to help provide a workplace that is free from any form of discrimination. Tayeb Hyderally is an expert at employment law who specializes in educating a wide variety of audiences on how to keep the workplace free of discriminatory practices. He works to educate both employees and employers about the various aspects of employment law. He works with corporate officials in the development of policies which are in place to protect both the company as well as the workers. In order to be aware of the current trend in employment law, Mr. Hyderally reviews many different employment law cases. This case is one in which the EEOC sues a hospital owned day care for disability discrimination. Even health care facilities must be able to comply with ADA and any local laws as well as be capable of providing any accommodations that might be necessary.
Osceola Community Hospital
Bright Beginnings in OsceolaCounty is owned and operated by OsceolaCommunityHospital located in Sibley, Iowa. Jodene Kruse Schreiber applied for the position of child care worker. She has several years of experience in caring for children but she also has cerebral palsy. Ms. Schreiber alleged that although she was qualified for the position and had the necessary experience, she was passed over and lesser qualified applicants were hired instead. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission tried to resolve the situation by asking the hospital to come to a voluntary agreement. When they did not comply, the EEOC pursued legal action in which they are requesting lost wages and damages for Ms. Schreiber. They are also seeking for an order which would bar any future discriminatory actions by the company.
It is important that applicants be assessed according to their skills and experience. A company may also assess the applicant’s ability to perform job related tasks including those that might require reasonable accommodations. Employers cannot engage in discriminatory activities which deny employment or other job related benefits based on a disability whether it is perceived or actual. The EEOC will work to ensure that Ms. Schreiber is allowed a fair chance in the job market and that she is not denied employment based on her disabilities.
An administrative investigation was carried out in which it was determined that there was reasonable cause to suppose that the hospital was in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) because they did not hire her based on her disability and paid no regard to the fact that she was well experienced at caring for children.
It is important for companies who are hiring individuals to conduct an unbiased interviewing process which is free of discriminatory practices. They are required by law to hire the best qualified person for the job without regard to any disability. When companies violate employment laws and participate in discriminatory practices, the EEOC will attempt to reach an agreement before pursuing legal action. Expert employment law attorneys such as Ty Hyderally work with businesses to ensure that they do not participate in discriminatory practices in their hiring proceedings.