Friday, September 29, 2006

EEOC Sues Denny's on ADA

Images_79 The EEOC announced yesterday that it has filed a federal discrimination lawsuit under the Americans with Disabilities Act against Denny’s, Inc., which operates more than 500 corporate-owned restaurants in 30 states, on behalf of disabled employees nationwide who were not provided reasonable accommodation and were fired after being denied medical leave needed in connection with their disabilities.  In its suit, the EEOC charges that Denny’s violated the rights of a class of workers with disabilities by maintaining a maximum medical leave policy that automatically denied additional medical leave beyond a pre-determined limit -- even when additional leave was required by the ADA as a reasonable accommodation for those workers -- resulting in their unlawful terminations.  For more, see the EEOC's press release.

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