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Approximately 28 million Americans have some degree of hearing loss [1,9].
Hearing loss can result from a variety of factors, including: heredity, disease, physical trauma, and exposure to loud noises.
The federal government in each of the fifty states has passed laws to protect employees.
It is important, if you believe you are being discriminated against in the work place, that you seek the advice of an experienced employment lawyer to advise you of your specific rights.
Several of the Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) contain specific provisions related to light/limited duty as well.
In general, light duty assignments are typically limited in duration (e.g.
A recent, somewhat ironic example: the settlement of a lawsuit brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against a non-profit whose mission was supposedly to help disabled individuals.
Instead, according to the EEOC, the company denied a deaf employee reasonable accommodations before firing him.
Many people's jobs or careers help define who they are. Understanding your rights in your work place is not only important to provide economically for your family, but also important to ensure an individual's health and happiness. If you do not work for a government entity, are in a labor union or have an employment contract or agreement, you most likely are an employee at will.
This web site is designed to provide basic information for employees regarding a variety of circumstances that may arise in the work place.
However, this site cannot give specific legal advice regarding specific situations since the law in this area is constantly changing and, in most cases, are decided by their own unique facts.
This Safety and Health Information Bulletin is not a standard or regulation, and it creates no new legal obligations.
The Bulletin is advisory in nature, informational in content, and is intended to assist employers in providing a safe and healthful workplace.