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.

Sixth Circuit Summarily Rejects EEOC Expert in Title VII Challenge to Credit History Checks

By | Employer Law Report | April 14, 2014
Sixth Circuit Summarily Rejects EEOC Expert in Title VII Challenge to Credit History Checks

In a harsh rebuke of the EEOC’s method of attempting to prove that Kaplan Higher Education Corp.’s consideration of credit history for hiring in select positions was discriminatory, the Sixth Circuit, only three weeks after oral argument, issued a decision upholding the federal district court’s order excluding the EEOC’s expert opinion from evidence and dismissing the EEOC’s case.