Monday, June 9, 2014

EEOC Update: Disability Litigation

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The EEOC recently filed a lawsuit under the ADA in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

The lawsuit alleges disability discrimination on behalf of a hearing impaired worker against Disability Network – – an organization designed to help individuals with disabilities. In a press release, the EEOC recognized the irony of the case:

“'The irony in this case is incredible,’ said EEOC Trial Attorney Nedra Campbell.  "Disability Network was formed to help and protect people with disabilities - and so was the ADA, under which we now have to sue them for violating their mandate and betraying an employee." …  Metropolitan Detroit Center for Independent Living dba Disability Network/Wayne County-Detroit is a Michigan nonprofit corporation whose primary function is to provide services for people with disabilities.” 

The case seems like a very interesting one and should be intriguing to follow…

JAS

 

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