Hospitals And The ADA: EEOC Playing PR Game To Perfection

Emory University Hospital in Atlanta was just sued by the EEOC under the ADA for denying an employee a two-week leave extension after he had emergency surgery.

Hospital, Surgery, Medical, Health

An EEOC attorney said:

“One would expect that a hospital, of all places, would show understanding and fairness toward an employee who had recently had emergency surgery.”

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