Tag Archives: Americans with Disabilities Act

EEOC settles disability discrimination case with Salisbury steel retailer

A Salisbury steel distribution center has agreed to pay $39,500 to a former sales clerk who alleged the company fired him when he requested two weeks of medical leave, in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The Equal Employment ...

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Hopkins violated ADA by not hiring interpreter, judge rules

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Johns Hopkins Hospital can be held liable under the Americans with Disabilities Act for rescinding a job offer to a deaf nurse by claiming that paying for a sign language interpreter was cost-prohibitive, a federal judge has ruled. Lauren Searls ...

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Deaf man detained in Montgomery Co. sues over denial of interpreter

A deaf man who says he was arrested by Montgomery County police, interrogated for hours without a qualified interpreter present and then incarcerated for six weeks before his charges were dropped has filed suit against the county. Without access to ...

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Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee settles lawsuit alleging ADA violation

The Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee that operates locations at BWI Airport has agreed to pay $151,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on behalf of a former employee who alleged she was denied medical leave to ...

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EEOC sues temp agency for refusing to hire recovering drug addict

The Baltimore branch of a temporary employment agency has been accused of violating the Americans with Disabilities Act after it allegedly refused to hire an applicant for a laborer position because she was a recovering heroin addict. April Cox applied ...

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Man held in Wicomico solitary confinement because of blindness, lawsuit alleges

A man who spent weeks in solitary confinement at the Wicomico County Detention Center is suing the county corrections department, alleging he was housed in solitary because he is blind and was denied a job and access to the jail’s ...

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Former Hopkins med school employee files $350K discrimination suit

A former Johns Hopkins School of Medicine employee who suffers from Crohn’s disease has filed a $350,000 lawsuit against the school, alleging she was forced to resign following months of harassment by her supervisor over her medical condition. Brandy Ouimette, ...

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