Grady Memorial Hospital Corporation, a public hospital in Atlanta, violated federal law by failing to accommodate its employee’s disability and then firing her because of her disability, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a recently filed lawsuit.
According to the EEOC’s suit, the employee requested approximately five weeks of leave from work due to a medical condition. The EEOC alleges that the employee attempted to return from leave as scheduled, however Grady refused to accept her doctor’s release, instead requiring her to obtain another release from her physician. Grady then discharged her, allegedly for violating a work rule, before she could return. The EEOC contends that this discharge was a pretext for disability discrimination.
U.S. Attorney’s Office Settles ADA Claim with Suburban Chicago Salon Over Alleged HIV Discrimination
The United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois today announced that, as part of a continued effort to enforce the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), it has reached a settlement with Faux Ever Beauty in Countryside, Ill., to resolve claims that the salon discriminated against a potential client with HIV.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office found that Faux Ever Beauty discriminated against a person with HIV when the salon’s owner unlawfully refused to perform an eyebrow microblading procedure due to the person’s HIV status. The investigation revealed that Faux Ever Beauty’s actions were not consistent with current medical knowledge. Moreover, an individual’s HIV status is not a legitimate or lawful reason to refuse to treat a patient seeking services.
The Department of Justice announced today that the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) has fully implemented its settlement agreement with the United States to stop the unlawful placement of students with disabilities in PDE’s statewide system of alternative education programs, known as Alternative Education for Disruptive Youth (AEDY), and to ensure equal educational opportunities for English learner students in AEDY.