Posted by: Business Law EBooks | August 29, 2009

Disability Discrimination


In a major class lawsuit filed in federal court, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged that Atlanta-based United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS), the world’s largest package delivery company, violated federal law by rejecting an extension of medical leave as a reasonable accommodation for its employees with disabilities.

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed a discrimination lawsuit against national retailer Target Stores, Inc. for unlawfully denying a reasonable accommodation to an employee with multiple disability-based impairments and substantially reducing his work hours due to the medical conditions. The worker could not effectively communicate with others without the assistance of a job coach because of his cerebral palsy and intellectual disability.


According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Aveva Drug Delivery Systems, Inc. discriminated against an employee with a disability who receives dialysis treatments for End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD). The EEOC says the employee, a 50-year-old woman, had a catheter in her arm that was used for dialysis treatment, and that she was fired after an approved leave of absence related to her disability.

On July 30, 2009 the United States became one of 142 other countries that have signed the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

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