The Department of Justice has announced the next scheduled open hearing on October 17, 2018 in the case of an American woman who sued her employer over the removal of her hearing aid.
According to a Department of Labor (DOJ) press release issued Monday, a federal jury will be able to hear testimony from the National Association of Manufacturers, the Association of Home Builders, and the National Home Builder Association (NHBA).
The hearing will be held on October 16, 2018 at 1:30 PM in the Dirksen Senate Office Building, located at 1701 Dirksentre Ave., NW.
The hearing will examine whether a manufacturer can maintain its right to sell its product without a hearing aid, according to the release.
According the DOJ, “The hearing is being held in accordance with the requirements of the federal Rules of Civil Procedure.”
In response to the DOJ’s announcement, American Federation of Government Employees Local 1525 President Tom Wheeler stated, “We are pleased that the hearing will begin today to give the public the opportunity to hear from witnesses who have been in the courtroom over the last two weeks.”
The hearing on hearing aids will be the first in a series scheduled for 2018.
On Tuesday, the DOJ will issue its final schedule of hearing aids for 2018, which includes a schedule for hearing aids that will go into effect on October 31.