EEOC Obtains $250K Settlement with Rite-Aid Over Firing of Employee with Epilepsy
See this article in the National Law Journal. It begins:
Drugstore chain Rite Aid Corp., on the eve of trial, has agreed to pay $250,000 to settle charges brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission that it wrongfully discriminated against a Maryland employee who has epilepsy.
The settlement was one of four announced by the EEOC on November 7. A JW Marriott franchisee in Las Vegas also settled sexual harassment charges for $155,000, a hotel in California near Yosemite National Park paid $195,000 to resolve allegations of sexual harassment and retaliation, and a home for troubled youth in Michigan agreed to a 10-year consent decree to settle charges that it discriminated against pregnant employees.
The EEOC sued Rite Aid in Baltimore federal court in 2008, alleging that the company violated the Americans with Disabilities Act when it fired Christopher Fultz from his position as a pharmacy order picker at the company Mid-Atlantic Customer Service Center in Perryman, Md.