“Regarded as Disabled” under the ADA

In November of last year, an Illinois federal judge ruled in favor of the EEOC in a case against Amstead Rail Company. The court held that the company discriminated against applicants by requiring a medical screening which predicted the potential for applicants to develop carpal tunnel. Amstead screened applicants who had already accepted conditional employment… Read More

EEOC Files Suit Against Alabama Thrift Store for Disability Discrimination

In September, the EEOC filed suit against America’s Thrift Stores of Alabama claiming they violated federal law by refusing to provide an employee with a reasonable accommodation and subsequently firing her because of her disability. According to the EEOC’s lawsuit, the company’s Alabaster, Alabama, store discriminated when it failed to provide an employee with a reasonable accommodation after she informed… Read More