ADA Legal News
M&R Consulting, LLC, a Towson, Maryland-based home care agency doing business as Home Instead Senior Care, violated the ADA when it rescinded a job offer because it regarded an applicant as having tuberculosis, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), charged in a lawsuit it announced.
The EEOC alleged that M&R Consulting rescinded the job offer when the applicant tested positive for tuberculosis on a skin test, but the test only indicates exposure to tuberculosis bacteria, not whether an individual actually has latent or active tuberculosis disease. The applicant submitted an x-ray, which confirmed that she did not have tuberculosis, but the company rescinded the job offer anyway.
EEOC Regional Attorney Debra M. Lawrence said, "The applicant provided an x-ray proving that she did not have active tuberculosis. She was well-qualified for the position but M&R Consulting rescinded the job offer even though she was not a health risk. That's a violation of the ADA and that's why we filed this lawsuit."
Walmart Stores East, LP violated the ADA by denying reasonable accommodations to deaf employees, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit it filed.
According to the EEOC's lawsuit, the company refused to provide communications accommodations, such as access to sign language interpreters, to two employees who worked at a store location in Washington, D.C.