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McDonald's will pay a USD 56,500 settlement after a southeast Missouri restaurant manager refused to interview a deaf job applicant.
The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission today announced the settlement with McDonald's Corp. And McDonald's Restaurants.
A message seeking comment from the Oak Brook, Illinois-based company was not immediately returned.
The EEOC says a young man who can't hear or speak applied online in 2012 to work at the McDonald's in Belton, Missouri.
He had previous experience as a cook and cleanup team member at a McDonald's restaurant in another state.
A lawsuit filed by the EEOC says that when the restaurant manager learned the applicant needed a sign language interpreter for his interview, she canceled the interview, even though the applicant's sister volunteered to interpret.
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