Well, here to start your day is one more lawsuit brought by the EEOC against a health care facility for alleged disability discrimination. This spate of suits in the health care industry is not simply an aberration but a concerted targeting by the EEOC.
The suit alleges that a large health care institution in North Carolina refused to hire a phlebotomist because of a permanent physical impairment to his left knee, despite medical clearance
The EEOC said that he “was fully qualified for the position and could perform its duties, but was denied hire simply because Presbyterian Healthcare perceived him to be disabled as a result of his knee injury.”
The last time we blogged about such a suit was — one week ago, when we said that "It remains a mystery how a company whose purpose is to help those with disabilities can turn around and fail to accommodate disabled employees. … Can it be that they know their business well enough but do not know the law?”