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Hospital Refused to Accommodate Employee Disabled by Workplace Injury, Federal Agency Charged

Heidi Macomber reads the 3/16/20 EEOC bulletin re MedStar Washington Hospital aka MedStar Health to Pay $150K to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination and Retaliation Lawsuit.

Today’s post is regarding a 3/16/20 EEOC bulletin where a WA state community based health system entered in to a $150,000, 2 year conciliation agreement. The employer allegedly failed to provide reasonable accommodation in the form of reassignment for a disabled employee when there were other jobs the employee was qualified to do with her work restrictions. In addition, MedStar will comply by maintaining a policy prohibiting disability discrimination and retaliation and providing ADA discrimination training to occupational health, human resources, and employee and labor relations personnel.

The EEOC filed suit (EEOC v. Washington Hospital Center Corporation d/b/a MedStar Washington Hospital Center and MedStar Health, Inc., Case No. 18-2160) in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia after first attempting to reach a pre-litigation settlement through its administrative conciliation process.

Disability Discrimination Notes

Employer Coverage – 15 or more employees

Time Limits


EEOC bulletin dated 3/16/2020

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Notice of Rights Under the ADA Amendments Act

See C. The Interactive Process (opens in a new tab)>Procedures For Providing Reasonable Accommodation For Individuals With Disabilities – Part IV > C. The Interactive Process

Facts About the Americans with Disabilities Act

The ADA: Questions and Answers

The ADA: Your Responsibilities as an Employer

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