Our blog of October 1st reported that three employers in the health care business have been sued by the EEOC for violations of the ADA.
The EEOC has just announced a $50,000 settlement with another health care provider — a Charlotte nursing home that provides care to people who are mentally and physically disabled, ill and/or elderly. The home allegedly fired a nurse who suffers from depression and had a major depressive episode which led to her being admitted to a local hospital, refusing her request for a medical leave of absence accommodation.
The EEOC has long targeted employers who allegedly violate the ADA. It seems that the health care industry is especially in the sights of the EEOC.