Staffing Legal News: EEOC Sues Elwood Staffing Services

Case illustrates the regulatory gauntlet staffing firms must navigate today.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a lawsuit against Elwood Staffing Services in Salt Lake City. The Agency alleges that Elwood violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by failing to engage in an interactive process with an employment candidate to determine if she could perform the duties of a Product Assembler. It appears that the Elwood recruiters assumed that the candidate, who only had one hand, would not be able to pass the pre-employment manual dexterity test, and therefore did not offer her a chance to try before rejecting her for the position.

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