EEOC SUES BLUE SKY VISION FOR DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION


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Employer’s Unlawful Inquiry and Termination of Employee Violated the ADA, Federal Agency Says

Heidi Macomber reads the 4/1/2020 bulletin re: EEOC Sues Blue Sky Vision for Disability Discrimination. Employer’s Unlawful Inquiry and Termination of Employee Violated the ADA according to the EEOC.

According to the EEOC news bulletin dated 4/1/2020, a management services organization that provides support to eye care providers, subjected an employee to an unlawful medical inquiry and then fired him because it perceived him to be disabled.

Such alleged conduct violates the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which protects employees from improper medical inquiries and from discrimination based on actual or perceived disabilities. The EEOC filed suit (EEOC v. Blue Sky Vision, LLC. Case No. 1:20-cv-00285) in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan after first attempting to reach a pre-litigation settlement through its conciliation process. The EEOC seeks back pay, compensatory damages and punitive damages, as well as injunctive relief.

Disability Discrimination Notes

Employer Coverage – 15 or more employees

Time Limits

Resources

EEOC 4/1/2020 Bulletin

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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