Professional development courses must be accessible: New lawsuit settlement in case against SHRM

Professional development courses must be accessible: New lawsuit settlement in case against SHRM

Posted on July 9, 2022

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This is an article about a lawsuit settlement. Deaf and hard of hearing professionals sued a big company that offers professional development programs. The company is called The Society of Human Relations Management (SHRM). SHRM agreed it would provide captions and sign language interpreters for certain programs and events. It will also develop policies. These policies will help deaf and hard of hearing professionals can get the services they need on top of what is in the agreement. This is a public settlement. You can read the full settlement which is linked in this article. It shows the value of lawsuits to enforce rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Congratulations to everyone who worked out a settlement instead of fighting in court.

The Society of Human Relations Management (SHRM) describes itself as “the foremost expert, convener and thought leader on issues impacting today’s evolving workplaces. With 300,000+ HR and business executive members in 165 countries, SHRM impacts the lives of more than 115 million workers and families globally.”

Now, as a result of a lawsuit filed in 2021 by three deaf human [...]

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