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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.

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 However, the offer was later rescinded once they learned that he took a prescription medication to treat a seizure disorder.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.

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.

Skanska USA Building, a construction company located in New Jersey, will pay $95,000 to settle a retaliation and racial harassment lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

According to the lawsuit, Skanska directly violated federal law when it allowed workers to racially harass a group of African American employees. Furthermore, the company then fired these employees when they complained about the way they were being treated.

To go along with the settlement of $95,000, the consent decree adds the following:

“The three-year consent decree settling the lawsuit enjoins Skanska from subjecting employees to racial harassment or retaliating against any employee who lodges a discrimination complaint. The consent decree also requires defendant to provide in-person training on race discrimination and retaliation, maintain records of any complaints of racial harassment, and provide annual reports to the EEOC.”

Virginia Employment Lawyer – Cindra Dowd

Where you denied a  job opportunity because of your race? Are you being discriminated against because of the color of your skin? These are serious situations that should be dealt with accordingly.

The law strictly forbids race/color discrimination in any aspect of employment, including: hiring, firing, job responsibilities, pay, layoff, promotions, benefits, and training. It is against the law to harass an applicant or employee because of their race or skin color. Contact Cindra Dowd to discuss your situation 877-544-5323.