Target Sued for Refusing to Interview Deaf Job Applicant

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HR representatives at Antioch store refused to return calls involving Video Relay Service.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a lawsuit against Target Corp. on behalf of a job applicant who says the company refused to interview him because he is deaf, Bay City News reports.
John Hayes says he applied online for an entry-level clerk position at Target’s Antioch store in 2014.

The lawsuit alleges that when Target’s human resources representatives called him, they reached a Video Relay Service, which allows him to communicate with hearing people through a sign language interpreter.

Target representatives called twice and hung up without leaving a message, which is unusual during their hiring process, according to the EEOC.

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