EEOC Sues Ford, Says Irritable Bowel Sydrome A Disability

Law360, New York (August 29, 2011, 2:34 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission flexed its muscle against Ford Motor Co. on Friday, alleging the auto giant refused to accommodate an employee suffering from irritable bowel syndrome, eventually firing her after she complained to the employment agency.

The EEOC alleged in Michigan federal court that Ford violated the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Civil Rights Act of 1991 by refusing to allow the employee — described in the complaint as a “buyer” — to telecommute in order to better manage her...
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