January 19, 2015

EEOC Steps Up Enforcement of Americans With Disabilities Act

Federal Agency Steps Up Enforcement of ADA Over the last three months, officials at the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) have beefed up efforts to monitor and enforce the provisions of the Americans With Disabilities Act (the "ADA"). An EEOC news release in October, 2014, advised employers and others that the agency sought "renewed effort to hire people with disabilities." Statistics show that, since the EEOC began enforcing the ADA over 20 years ago, […]
October 11, 2012

King Soopers Supermarket Chain sued for Disability Discrimination

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 […]
August 1, 2012

Albuquerque Bakery & Café Settles EEOC Disability Discrimination Suit

Jaazrubin, LLC, doing business as Savory Fare Bakery and Café in Albuquerque, has agreed to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).  The EEOC charged that Savory Fare subjected Laura Mitchell to discrimination because of her disability.  Mitchell is hearing impaired and has a minor speech impediment. The EEOC claimed that Mitchell was denied job advancement and job training to a position as a cashier from a dishwasher/busser […]
August 1, 2012

Homestead Gardens Settles EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has settled a disability discrimination lawsuit against a Davidson, Maryland, garden center.  The Homestead Gardens will pay $50,000 and furnish other relief to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit for firing a worker because he has hemophilia.  In its suit, the EEOC charged that Homestead Gardens, the largest enclosed garden center in the Baltimore and Washington, D.C, metropolitan areas, engaged in disability discrimination when it fired Richard Starkey. Starkey […]
March 5, 2012

Amelia Rivera, a Child With Disability, Allegedly Denied Kidney Transplant By Philadelphia Hospital

Parents of three year old Amelia Rivera of Philadelphia are outraged after a Doctor has refused to perform surgery on their young daughter who suffers from a rare genetic disorder called Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome.
January 23, 2012

AutoZone Injunction to make Reasonable Accommodation for Disabilities

A federal court in Illinois has ordered an injunction against AutoZone, Inc., to reasonably accommodate for disabilities of its retail employees in central Illinois for three years and must keep records of these requests for four years.
January 2, 2012

Walgreens Sued By EEOC For Disability Discrimination

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a lawsuit against Walgreens for disability discrimination. The drugstore giant Walgreens violated federal law by firing a worker with diabetes instead of accommodating her.