Join Thompson & Horton at the TASPA Summer Conference: Essential Legal Insights for Texas School HR Administrators

We are excited to announce that Thompson & Horton will have a strong presence at the upcoming Texas Association of School Personnel Administrators (TASPA) Summer Conference in Fort Worth, Texas, from July 17-19, 2024. Five of our attorneys will be presenting sessions, sharing their expertise with Texas public school human resources professionals on important topics in school personnel administration.  

Read about sessions our attorneys will be leading.

EEOC Issues Guidance on Accommodating Job Applicants and Employees with Hearing Disabilities

On January 24, 2023, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission released updated guidance on how the Americans with Disabilities Act applies to job applicants and employees with hearing disabilities. The Q&A resource comes on the heels of the EEOC’s announcement of two settlements—one for $44,250 and the other for $180,000—with two employers accused of adverse employment actions against deaf individuals in violation of the ADA. Although the EEOC guidance does not contain new legal mandates, it is an important reminder to educational employers of how the agency will apply existing legal standards in cases involving individuals with hearing disabilities. Employers should review the guidance and their policies, procedures, and practices to mitigate the risk of challenges of employment discrimination by applicants and employees with hearing disabilities. The following is a summary of the major points from the guidance that employers should know.