Woman With Hearing Loss Wins $180,000 Settlement From Hospital That Refused To Hire Her | NDTV.com
An American woman receives a $180,000 settlement from a Minnesota hospital after the hospital administration refused to hire her due to her hearing impairment.
NBC News reports that Kayla Vogt, 26, of Maple Grove, filed a federal complaint against North Memorial Health in Robbinsdale last year, alleging that she was subjected to discrimination when the hospital became aware of her condition.
According to the suit, in July 2020, she applied for a role as a greeter at North Memorial Health. The job required welcoming visitors, providing directions, ensuring the mask requirement was being followed, and reading from a script to check for Covid symptoms.
A poster featuring photographs of Covid symptoms was available to the greeters, who could use it to interact with hospital visitors, according to the lawsuit.