Perception of Disability

We decided to blog about every EEOC disability discrimination case against health care companies so that the industry gets the message that it is being targeted.

The latest:  Dependable Health
Continue Reading Bell’s Palsy Sufferer Fired Because Employer Believed That She Had A Stroke

We’ve used actual EEOC lawsuits to caution employers many times not to discriminate against employees by using concerns about their health or safety.  For example, on December 4th we discussed

Continue Reading EEOC Lawsuits: “Don’t Fire Qualified Employees Based on Fears, Myths or Stereotypes”

In a decision otherwise of little note, a federal appeals court has ruled in a case from Georgia that an employee who, because of her medical condition, was called “cripple” and

Continue Reading Don’t Call An Employee With Osteoarthritis “Cripple” or “Hopalong”

A judge in New York City has just held that an employee who alleged that she was fired for being short did not state a claim under New York state

Continue Reading Being “Short” Is Not A “Predisposing Genetic Characteristic” Under NY Law