It’s a disturbing avatar derived from a sculpture produced by a special effects firm. With a huge, beak-like mouth, stringy hair and bulging eyes, the impression is of a scary mask or a woman with oddly-distorted features.
As a result of a long investigation into racial discrimination in hiring at KPMG, the Netherlands-based accounting firm recently agreed to pay $420,000 to resolve the investigation. In this case, the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) found that KPMG discriminated against 60 Asian applications for associate audit positions in its Short Hills, New Jersey facility.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), enacted in 1990, prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in employment as well as in schools, transportation and both public and private locations that are open to the public.
Generally, private and government employers with 15 or more employees may not discriminate against people with disabilities.