ADA Legal News
Washington, DC: “B.F. Saul Companies, Hospitality Group to Pay $210,000 To Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Suit”
The B.F. Saul group of real estate companies will pay $210,000 to resolve an ADA lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), which alleged the company violated the law when it fired an employee one week before she was scheduled to undergo surgery for breast cancer.
The company will also implement a number of measures designed to prevent disability discrimination and to facilitate reasonable accommodations for workers in the future.
M&R Consulting, LLC, a Towson, Maryland-based home care agency doing business as Home Instead Senior Care, will pay $40,000 and furnish other relief to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
According to the EEOC's lawsuit, the employer conditionally hired a qualified applicant, subject to her passing pre-employment requirements, including a skin test for tuberculosis. The job offer was rescinded based on the skin test, even though the applicant later submitted a chest x-ray which confirmed she did not have tuberculosis.
This article reports on a jury award in a case brought under the Delaware Persons with Disabilities Employment Act. According to the lawsuit, the plaintiff, a neonatal intensive care unit nurse, was terminated when her employer refused to allow her to wear a back brace to work.