Tuesday, September 30, 2014

EEOC Sues Pizza Giant for Disability Discrimination


image from eeoc.gov

In what looks to be a fascinating case, the EEOC recently sued Papa John’s under the Americans with Disabilities Act. The agency alleges that the company failed to permit an employee with Down Syndrome a reasonable accommodation and then later terminated him. From the news release on the case:

“According to the EEOC's suit, Papa John's employed Bonn successfully at its Farmington, Utah location, allowing an independently employed and insured job coach to assist him, until an operating partner visited the location. The EEOC alleges that the operating partner, upon observing Bonn working with the assistance of his job coach, ordered Papa John's to fire Bonn.”

Cases involving intellectual disabilities are always interesting to follow, and this case will be one to watch closely.

-- Joe Seiner


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