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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.

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.

Riviera Consulting & Management Consulting, LLC has agreed to pay $100,000 to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

It was found that the company fired a man due to his retinitis pigmentosa, a vision impairment, without attempting to find a reasonable accommodation for newly created job responsibilities associated with driving a motor vehicle.

According to the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is illegal to terminate a qualified employee because he or she has a disability. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission attempted to reach a pre-litigation settlement, but were unsuccessful in doing so. As a result, the lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court for Northern District of California.

To go along with the money paid to the man, the company agreed to contract with an equal employment opportunity company to revise their current procedures and policies related to discrimination.

Virginia Employment Lawyer

If you have found yourself in a similar position, it is important to know your rights and to do whatever it takes to protect them. This often times means hiring an employment law attorney. Contact us to discuss your situation.

EEOC: http://www1.eeoc.gov/eeoc/newsroom/release/4-15-14.cfm

According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Osceola Community Hospital in Sibley, Iowa is set to pay $75,000 to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit it filed against the hospital.

The EEOC alleged that Bright Beginnings, a day care center operated by Osceola Community Hospital, unlawfully neglected to hire a volunteer into a paid position because of her cerebral palsy.

When denied paid employment, the woman was already working as a volunteer at the center while also driving a school bus. However, the EEOC found that the county refused to hire the woman because the fear that her disability would not allow her to safely car for the children.

This type of conduct directly violates the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

In addition to paying $75,000 to the victim, the hospital must also institute a policy against discrimination while distributing this to all employees.

Have you found yourself in this position? If so, you don’t have to sit back and wonder what could have been. Instead, you should consider the benefits of contacting our law firm. We can help you better understand your options and protect your legal rights.

With more than 14,000 employees spread throughout eight facilities, Baptist Health South Florida, Inc., is well known as being one of the largest health care organizations in the southern part of the Sunshine State.

According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the company is set to pay $215,000 to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit.

In the lawsuit brought forward by the EEOC, it is alleged that Baptist Health South Florida and Doctor’s Hospital discriminated against a doctor when they went back on their decision to accommodate her epilepsy by permitting her to work no more than eight hours per working day. The EEOC also believes she was eventually fired because of her health condition.

Along with the financial settlement, the lawsuit requires that human resources personnel, recruiting personnel, and management officials go through annual live training with an emphasis on disability discrimination. The Baptist Health South Florida, Inc. must also post a notice explaining the finer details of the lawsuit.

Nobody likes to hear about this type of discrimination, however, it remains a problem throughout the United States. Baptist Health South Florida, Inc. is one of the largest employers in the state, but still made a mistake when it came to dealing with one of its employees.

Have you been discriminated against at work because of a disability?  Contact our Virginia Employment Lawyers to discuss your legal rights. Toll free: 877-544-5323 or Click Here to Email Us.