EEOC Says Kmart Ditched Disabled Worker Over Urine Sample
By Abigail Rubenstein
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...