EEOC sues Bank of America over treatment for former employee

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed suit on Wednesday against Bank of America for the way it allegedly treated a former deaf employee.

The complaint in U.S. District Court said the bank’s Las Vegas region had employed Melchora Lee from 1998 until 2010, first as a cashier and then as a cash services representative. Through 2003, she had a supervisor trained in sign language.

Afterward, the complaint said, her requests for a sign language interpreter were not fulfilled. She alleges she was terminated in 20102 due to her disability.

Bank of America did not have a response. However, the bank has contested the case prior to it reaching court.