In these tough economic times, it is difficult for everyone, including Tennessee residents, to find a job and unemployment is on the rise. However, for people that have disabilities such as being sight impaired the difficult task of finding a job becomes even more difficult. There are many organizations and programs all across the country though, that help these individuals find employment. This is why it is unfortunate and sad when we discover that even some of these organizations discriminate against their employees because of these disabilities. If you feel that you have been discriminated against at work because of a disability, medical condition or other situation, it is important that you speak with a Tennessee employment lawyer right away. They will help work with you to make sure you get the compensation you deserve and that you rights are upheld.
In Nebraska a nonprofit organization that supposedly helps blind people to find jobs, Outlook Nebraska Inc, is being accused by their blind employees, who claim they are not allowed to file for supervisory positions and that employees who do not have sight impairments are treated better. The lawsuit filed by the National Federation of the Blind of Nebraska Inc in U.S. District Court in Omaha, also claims that its blind employees receive less pay than their co-workers without sight impairments. The lawsuit goes on to claim that, “Some blind workers have been specifically told that they will not be allowed to manage because they cannot see.”
The lawsuit was filed on behalf of the blind employees of Outlook Nebraska Inc and is seeking an injunction to prevent the organization from discriminating against its blind employees and also compensation for these employees. According to the lawsuit, Outlook Nebraska Inc promotes employment for the blind and also makes paper products for the government. Federal law states that seventy-five percent of the work must be done by blind employees in order to receive government funding.
Unfortunately this type and many other kinds of discrimination happen in the workplace every single day even to the residents of Tennessee. If you feel that you or a loved one has suffered from discrimination while at work, then we encourage you to contact one of our knowledgeable and caring Tennessee employment lawyers immediately. We will work with you to make sure you receive the compensation and treatment you deserve by law. Feel free to contact us online or call us at 800.705.2121 to set up a FREE consultation to discuss your case and your legal options.