The problem is that the companies are too smart and can lie their way around it by saying, "We are sorry but we found someone more qualified for the position you applied for. Thank you for your interst." I have gotten that letter/call and so has many of my deaf friends. It makes us wonder if that is really true or just a cover up to cover their asses from getting sued?
Unfortunately, it is automatically assumed in many cases, that the CI user is more capable of performing the essential functions of the job than the non-CI user. And, yes, it is a way to keep their asses from being sued.