Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company Settles EEOC Disability Discrimination Suit

In Fayetteville, North Carolina, the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has been sued by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and as a result must pay $20,000 as well as other relief in order to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit. The lawsuit alleges that Alisha Adams applied for a position as tire builder, received a conditional offer of employment, which was then rejected upon the result of a medical examination which showed that she had menorrhagia, a bleeding disorder. In addition to the monetary payment, Goodyear is going to re-hire Adams. It will also take actions to provide anti-discrimination training to the managers, human resources department and supervisors in the company’s Fayetteville plant. Goodyear is the largest tire manufacturer in North America. Read more

This action violates the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) which prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability. According to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 under the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, it is illegal to diminish a person’s right to fully participate in all aspects of society based on physical or mental disabilities. However, many people with physical or mental disabilities have been precluded participating in all aspects of society because of discrimination. As such, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 makes it illegal to discriminate against someone on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, or sex.  See

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