Sunday, December 7, 2008

WALMART AND THE DEAF

Last week's DeafDigest briefly mentioned Wal-Mart hiring the deaf but not promoting them to better paying positions. A DeafDigest subscriber from a Midwestern state said that Wal-Mart never hires interpreters for deaf employees in staff and award meetings. And that for the past 10 years Wal-Mart hired five deaf people in one Midwestern store. All of them were fired because of minor violations.Is it possible that Wal-Mart hires the deaf and keeps them for one year before firing them to take advantage of tax incentives for hiring the deaf?

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1 comment:

Frieda said...

This is NOT the first time I've heard about Walmart hiring people with disabilities and NOT treating them right! Shame on them!