Thursday, September 26, 2013

Hospital Sued by EEOC for Disability Discrimination

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has charged Angel Medical Center, Inc. with disability discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The Franklin, NC-based hospital refused to accommodate a hospital employee who had cancer and fired her.

According to the EEOC's lawsuit, Susan Williams worked for Angel Medical Center starting on Dec. 7, 2009 as a full-time registered nurse.  In December 2011, Williams returned to work following extensive treatment for cancer.  At the time she returned to work, she still had five chemotherapy treatments to undergo.  According to the suit, Williams sought an accommodation that would allow her to complete the needed chemotherapy treatments while remaining a full-time employee.  The EEOC alleges that the hospital refused to accommodate Williams and instead terminated her employment.

Read more here: Hospital Sued by EEOC for Refusing Accommodation to & Firing Employee with Cancer

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