“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

Birmingham EEOC Office Files Lawsuit Alleging Disability Discrimination and Genetic Information Discrimination

In September, the Birmingham, Alabama office of the EEOC filed a lawsuit against Dollar General alleging the company violated federal law when it rescinded job offers to applicants whose medical examinations revealed they had disabilities. These examinations also unlawfully solicited family medical history from such job applicants, a form of genetic information. The employment discrimination… Read More

EEOC’s Birmingham, Alabama Office Files Suit For Disability Discrimination

Lawyers from the Birmingham, Alabama regional office of the EEOC recently filed suit against a hospital based in Hattiesburg, Mississippi for disability discrimination. ┬áThe EEOC determined that a registered nurse was denied a reasonable accommodation when she returned from work with a heavy lifting restriction and was terminated after Human Resources allegedly determined that she… Read More