“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 Settles Disability Discrimination Charge Against Birmingham, Alabama Company

The EEOC recently announced that it reached a settlement with Jim Walter Resources mine in Brookwood, Alabama on behalf of a disabled employee. The employee suffered from hearing loss and claimed the company continued to assign him to regions of the mine that would harm his hearing aids. The EEOC says the company agreed to… Read More