Easy Pickins For The EEOC – Again

Sigh …

I’m getting tired of repeatedly blogging that health care and medical providers are at serious risk of EEOC enforcement actions for alleged violations of the disability pregnancy discrimination laws because they are easy pickins.

Or like shooting fish in a barrel.

As I have blogged … maybe a gazillion times … such employers are “low hanging fruit” because the EEOC can force an early settlement simply by pointing out to the world at large that people in the “caring” professions are not that caring to their own employees.

Not good PR.

 Well, here’s another such case.   

A Santa Fe hospital recently agreed to settle an EEOC case for $98,000 in which the EEOC alleged that a hospital supervisor subjected a deaf employee to a hostile work environment and allegedly fired her because of her disability.

Not a good look, you must agree.

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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]