In Baltimore, Maryland, the Johns Hopkins Home Care Group, Inc, is going to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) because it failed to make a reasonable accommodation for her disability, and was retaliated against by the employer. Ellen Fisher, a registered nurse, was diagnosed with breast cancer in September 2009, and in order to return to work she needed reasonable accommodation with limited restrictions. However, the employer failed to do so, and Fisher then filed a discrimination charge with the EEOC. As a result of the lawsuit, the employer must pay $160,000 and provide other relief. See article
The ADA is a law that prohibits employers from discriminating against an employee because of a disability. It also requires the employer to provide reasonable accommodations in order for the employee to continue to work. This law also protects employees it because employers are prevented from retaliation against an employee for exercising their rights against disability discrimination. 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
Leeds Morelli & Brown, PC handles many cases in the area of discrimination matters. Our firm has had considerable success in handling matters such as these throughout Long Island and the New York City area. For more information, contact Leeds, Morelli and Brown, PC at 1-800-585-4658 for a free consultation.