In Colorado, a supermarket chain known as King Soopers, Inc., has been sued for disability discrimination because it refused to accommodate long time employee when she attempted to use her medical leave to manage her disability with a bipolar disorder. Then the supermarket chain unlawfully fired the receptionist because of her condition. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) brought the lawsuit on behalf of the former employee. See: http://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/newsroom/release/9-18-12a.cfm
Disability discrimination is against the law and violates the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This law requires employers to give good faith with employees when making accommodations for a disability if possible. Under this law, medical leave constitutes a reasonable accommodation and the length of the leave is considered reasonable if it also conforms to leave that is allowable under federal or state laws, as part of an employer’s general leave policies. Discrimination occurs when a disabled employee is not given the same length of leave that the employer provides to the rest of its work force and they act this was because of the disability. See
Leeds Brown Law 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 Brown Law PC at 1-800-585-4658 for a free consultation.