EEOC Says Kmart Ditched Disabled Worker Over Urine Sample

Law360, New York (September 06, 2013, 5:37 PM ET) -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission slapped Kmart Corp. with a disability discrimination lawsuit on Thursday, accusing the discount retailer of refusing to employ a Maryland man because of his inability to provide a urine sample for drug testing due to a kidney ailment.

The agency alleges that the Kmart and its parent company Sears Holdings Corp.'s treatment of Lorenzo Cook, who was offered a customer service associate job but was ultimately not allowed to begin working because he could not offer a urine sample, ran...
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Case Information

Case Title

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION v. KMART Corporation et al

Case Number

8:13-cv-02576

Court

Maryland

Nature of Suit

Civil Rights: Americans with Disabilities - Employment

Judge

Roger W Titus

Date Filed

September 5, 2013

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