It's illegal for businesses to discriminate against someone who is disabled. Sometimes, disabilities are less obvious, such as mental disabilities. In other cases, the disabilities are obvious.
So why would an employer or a manager blatantly discriminate against a deaf person?
That's a question that the management at McCormick & Schmick's, owned by Landry's Inc., will certainly be asking, following a finding of discrimination by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
A manager at a Maryland branch of the McCormick & Schmick's chain allegedly discriminated against a deaf chef, the EEOC said in a press release.