Pulmonary Technologist with Usher’s Syndrome Fired by Health Care Provider Settles EEOC Suit for $180K

Pulmonary Technologist with Usher’s Syndrome Fired by Health Care Provider Settles EEOC Suit for $180K

The EEOC filed a lawsuit last year which alleged that a leading health care provider in Maryland violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), by failing to provide a reasonable accommodation and then firing a pulmonary function technologist because she suffers from Usher’s Syndrome, a genetic disorder that impairs hearing and vision.

Recent White House Action Relies On Wage Transparency to Further Pay Equity Agenda

Recent White House Action Relies On Wage Transparency to Further Pay Equity Agenda

On April 8, 2014, in recognition of National Equal Pay Day, President Obama continued to advance his wage equality agenda by focusing on wage transparency through Executive Order on Non-Retaliation for Disclosure of Compensation Information (“Executive Order”) and a Presidential Memorandum entitled “Advancing Pay Equality Through Compensation Data Collection” (“Presidential Memorandum”).