(October 10, 2014) The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, (the EEOC) has sued FedEx Ground Package System, Inc. (FedEx Ground), alleging that FedEx Ground violated the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, (the ADA) by discriminating against current and former deaf and hard-of-hearing Package Handlers and applicants for the Package Handler position, including by failing to provide reasonable accommodations.
Please contact the EEOC, through the methods described in this notice, if the following applies to you:
- You are deaf or hard-of-hearing, applied for a Package Handler position at any FedEx Ground facility at any point since July 2007, and you believe that FedEx Ground discriminated against you in the hiring process, including by failing to provide you with effective reasonable accommodations, including communications accommodations such as ASL interpreting.
- You are deaf or hard-of-hearing, worked as a Package Handler at any FedEx Ground facility at any point since December 2006, and you believe that FedEx Ground discriminated against you by failing to provide you with effective reasonable accommodations, including communications accommodations such as ASL interpreting.
- You have any information about any of the claims described above.
You may contact the EEOC about this case by calling (215)-440-2670 (via video relay if American Sign Language is your primary means of communication), or by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please request any accommodation you need to communicate with the EEOC, along with your complete contact information, in your phone message or e-mail.
Please do not contact this dedicated phone number or e-mail address unlessyou are deaf or hard-of-hearing and you worked as, or applied for a job as, a Package Handler for FedEx Ground, or you have any information that may be relevant or helpful to this suit.
If you want advice or have a claim concerning any other employer or respondent covered by the laws EEOC enforces, you may contact an EEOC field office, or call toll-free at 1-800-669-4000, or email us at email@example.com.