Disability Support Company Had Policy Of Firing Disabled Employees

Unbelievable, is all I can manage to say!

I have written long and hard about the EEOC’s penchant for hunting, stalking and pouncing on easy prey – healthcare or medical service companies which allegedly violate the Americans With Disabilities Act (“ADA”).

Companies or individuals in the “helping” or “caring” professions are especially easy pickins’ (or “low hanging fruit”) for the EEOC, which can accuse them of disability discrimination – and hypocrisy.

This new settlement seems to be the apotheosis of this – an Arizona disability support services company has to pay $100,000 to settle an ADA suit in which the EEOC alleged that it “had a practice of firing employees with disabilities who needed extended leave or reassignment rather than providing them with reasonable accommodations as required under federal law.”

A disability support services company that had a policy of firing disabled employees – hard to believe.

What were they thinking?


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Richard Cohen

Richard B. Cohen is a partner in the New York City office of FisherBroyles, LLP, a national law firm. Richard Cohen has litigated and arbitrated complex corporate, commercial and employment disputes for more than 35 years, and is a trusted advisor to business owners and in-house counsel both in the United States and internationally. His clients have included Fortune 100 companies, domestic and foreign commercial and investment banks, Pacific-rim corporations and real estate development companies, as well as start-up businesses throughout the United States. Email Richard at [email protected]