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Mississippi HomeCare of Picayune, a home healthcare provider based in Mississippi, will pay $100,000 to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

The lawsuit was filed on behalf of a worker who suffered a seizure while on the job. Upon returning to work, the woman requested an accommodation to help her better perform certain computer related tasks. The lawsuit alleges that the company ignored the request and made no attempt to assist the woman. Furthermore, her employment was terminated approximately one month after the request.

The EEOC alleged that this behavior violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). After an unsuccessful attempt to reach a pre-litigation settlement, the EEOC filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi, Southern Division.

To go along with $100,000 paid to the victim, the company agreed to a two-year consent decree that requires it to provide ADA training to employees.

Disability Discrimination Lawyer

According to the law, an employer is required to provide reasonable accommodations to any employee or applicant with a disability, unless doing so would cause a significant expense or difficulty for the company. If you feel you have been discriminated against due to a disability, either as an employee or job applicant, you may want to contact an employment attorney. If you’d like to speak with Employment attorney Cindra Dowd about your situation, contact us to setup a consultation 877-544-5323.

United Airlines Inc. has agreed to pay approximately $1 million to settle a federal disability lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

According to the lawsuit, the company’s competitive transfer policy was a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This law is in place to ensure that employers provide disabled employees or applicants with reasonable accommodation.

The United Airlines competitive transfer policy meant that disabled workers often times competed for vacant openings in order to continue their employment with the company.

United is set to pay $1,000,040.00 to a former group of disabled employees. Furthermore, the company will make changes to its ADA reassignment policy, provide regular reports to the EEOC, and train the appropriate employees in regards to the changes.

The EEOC first filed the lawsuit in June 2009. While there have been many roadblocks over the past six years, the case has finally been brought to a close.

Have you been a Victim of Disability Discrimination?

The law requires an employer to provide reasonable accommodations to an employee or applicant with a disability. However, the exception is if this will cause an undue hardship for the employer.

Disability discrimination is a major concern. If you have been discriminated against due to a disability, either as an employee or job applicant, you may want to contact a Virginia employment attorney. If you’d like to speak with our Virginia Employment Lawyers, call us at 877-544-5323 to setup a consultation.

OK Concrete, a concrete company based in Wichita-Falls, Texas, has been sued by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for disability discrimination.

According to the agency, a company driver was hired in March 2012. Two months earlier, he was diagnosed with prostate cancer. The EEOC said that the man successfully completed all the necessary training. However, he did notify management that he would require several days off after his health benefits kicked in, as to receive cancer treatment. A few hours later his employment was terminated. The EEOC alleges that the termination was a direct result of his disability.

After trying to reach a pre-litigation settlement, the EEOC filed Civil Action in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas. A regional attorney for the EEOC noted the following: “Sometimes when employers learn of a cancer diagnosis, it leads to assumptions, even fears, about whether that employee will be able to do the job.”

Americans with Disabilities Act

Firing a qualified worker for a disability is a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). The law forbids discrimination associated with any aspect of employment, including: hiring, firing, layoff, promotions, job responsibilities, pay, training, benefits, and any other job related detail. The law also requires an employer to provide reasonable accommodations to an employee or applicant with a disability. As noted above, the exception is if this will cause an undue hardship for the employer.

Have you been a Victim of Disability Discrimination?

Disability discrimination is a major concern. If you have been discriminated against due to a disability, either as an employee or job applicant, you may want to contact a Virginia employment attorney. If you’d like to speak with our Virginia Employment Lawyers, call us at 877-544-5323 to setup a consultation.

Gregory Packaging, a Georgia-based manufacturer of juice products, will pay $125,000 to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

The lawsuit charged that the company fired a worker from its facility after learning he was HIV-positive. Despite his ability to perform the job, as well as his good performance, the company admitted to terminating his employment because of the disease.

This type of conduct is a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

After first attempting to reach a settlement, the EEOC filed the lawsuit in September 2014 in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.

Discriminating against a person because of a disability is a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The law forbids discrimination associated with any aspect of employment, including: hiring, firing, layoff, promotions, job responsibilities, pay, training, benefits, and any other job related detail.

In addition, the law requires an employer to provide reasonable accommodations to an employee or applicant with a disability. As noted above, the exception is if this will cause an undue hardship for the employer.

Have you been a Victim of Disability Discrimination?

Disability discrimination is a major concern. If you have been discriminated against due to a disability, either as an employee or job applicant, you may want to contact a Virginia employment attorney. If you’d like to speak with our Virginia Employment Lawyers, call us at 877-544-5323 to setup a consultation.

Save Edge, an Ohio-based company, is set to pay $30,000 to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

According to the lawsuit, the company offered a man employment as an operator. However, the offer was later rescinded once they learned that he took a prescription medication to treat a seizure disorder. The EEOC believes the company withdrew the offer because it regarded the man as disabled and unable to perform the tasks associated with the position.

Discriminating against a person because of a disability is a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The law forbids discrimination associated with any aspect of employment, including: hiring, firing, layoff, promotions, job responsibilities, pay, training, benefits, and any other job related detail. In addition, the law requires an employer to provide reasonable accommodations to an employee or applicant with a disability. As noted above, the exception is if this will cause an undue hardship for the employer.

Have you been a Victim of Disability Discrimination?

Disability discrimination is a major concern. If you have been discriminated against due to a disability, either as an employee or job applicant, you may want to contact a Virginia employment attorney. If you’d like to speak with our Virginia Employment Lawyers, call us at 877-544-5323 to setup a consultation.

According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Benny Boyd Chevrolet-Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep, Ltd. will pay a former manager $250,000 in damages and back pay to settle a federal disability discrimination lawsuit.

The EEOC charged the dealership because they denied the man a promotion due to having multiple sclerosis. Furthermore, he was subjected to a hostile work environment, which led to him leaving the company.

In the lawsuit, the EEOC claims the man was lured from a job at another dealership with the promise he would eventually become a partner. After several months on the job he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Shortly thereafter the company refused to promote him stating the reason as his medical condition.

The Americans with Disabilities Act is in place to protect workers against disability discrimination in the workplace. The law forbids discrimination associated with any aspect of employment, including: hiring, firing, layoff, promotions, job responsibilities, pay, training, benefits, and any other job related detail.

The EEOC attorney working the case added the following:

“This settlement is an important reminder to employers of their obligation to comply with the ADA and to treat employees based on their merit, not their medical condition.”

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Disability discrimination is a major concern. If you have been discriminated against due to a disability, either as an employee or job applicant, you may want to contact a Virginia employment attorney. If you’d like to speak with our Virginia Employment Lawyers, call us at 877-544-5323 to setup a consultation.

Children’s Hospital and Research Center has agreed to pay $300,000 to a former worker who was terminated because she required medical leave beyond the facility’s six-month policy.

The woman began working in the endocrinology department in March 2009. In December 2011, she was diagnosed with breast cancer.

Upfront, she requested two months of leave which the hospital granted. However, when she required additional leave, due to more treatment, she was fired.

In July 2012, managers told the worker she looked “fragile,” despite the fact that her doctor stated she could return to work in September of the same year.

According to a release by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency that obtained the money on the worker’s behalf, she is happy with the outcome. The woman said:

“With this breast cancer, I was devastated by the loss of my job and my health insurance. I am happy that Children’s Hospital has changed its policy to allow extended leave for employees suffering from serious medical conditions.”

Have you been a Victim of Disability Discrimination?

Disability discrimination is a major concern. If you have been discriminated against due to a disability, either as an employee or job applicant, you may want to contact a Virginia employment attorney. If you’d like to speak with our Virginia Employment Lawyers, call us at 877-544-5323 to setup a consultation.

Sony Electronics, Inc. may be one of the largest and most well known companies in the world, but this doesn’t mean it has the right to discriminate against employees.

Sony has been ordered to pay $85,000 to resolve a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

According to the EEOC, the electronics company violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by terminating the employment of a woman with a prosthetic leg.

Sony hired the worker through a staffing agency. On the second day of work, an employee for the staffing agency removed the worker from her position, noting concerns that she could be knocked down as a result of her disability.

The EEOC district director that oversaw the investigation said the following:

“We found that although the employee’s removal was executed by Staffmark employees, it was actually prompted by a request from Sony’s management which made Sony complicit in the discrimination.”

In addition to the money to be paid by Sony, the staffing agency was previously required to pay the woman $100,000.

Have you been a Victim of Disability Discrimination?

If you have been discriminated against due to a disability, either as an employee or job applicant, you may want to contact a Virginia employment attorney. If you’d like to speak with our Virginia Employment Lawyers, call us at 877-544-5323 to setup a consultation.

EZEFLOW USA, a pipe fittings manufacturer, was sued by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) when the company fired a veteran with PTSD as opposed to giving him unpaid medical leave.

According to the lawsuit, the man served in both Afghanistan and Iraq. While working for the company as a maintenance technician, he would experience seizures caused by PTSD. He provided the human resources department with a medical note stating that he should be off from work for six weeks, restricting him from driving and working with heavy machinery.

Although the man requested unpaid medical leave, the company denied his request due to the fact that he was still considered a probationary employee.

According to the law, an employer is required to provide reasonable accommodations to any employee or applicant with a disability, unless doing so would cause a significant expense or difficulty for the company.

Have you been a Victim of Disability Discrimination?

Disability discrimination is a major concern. If you have been discriminated against due to a disability, either as an employee or job applicant, you may want to contact a Virginia employment attorney. If you’d like to speak with our Virginia Employment Lawyers, call us at 877-544-5323 to setup a consultation.

On April 22, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit decided that the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has provided enough evidence for a disability discrimination lawsuit against the Ford Motor Company to move forward.

The EEOC claims that the automaker violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) when it denied a former work the chance to telework and by firing her once filing a charge with the EEOC.

The lawsuit was first brought to light in 2011 when the EEOC sued Ford. They charged that Ford’s denial of a woman’s request to work from home up to four days per week to accommodate her irritable bowel syndrome was a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. From there, they retaliated against her by terminating her employment after she filed an EEOC charge. According to Ford’s telecommuting policy, workers were authorized to work up to four days per week from a remote location.

According to the law, an employer is required to provide reasonable accommodations to any employee or applicant with a disability, unless doing so would cause a significant expense or difficulty for the company.

Have you been a Victim of Disability Discrimination?

Disability discrimination is a major concern. If you have been discriminated against due to a disability, either as an employee or job applicant, you may want to contact a Virginia employment attorney. If you’d like to speak with our Virginia Employment Lawyers, call us at 877-544-5323 to setup a consultation.

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