EEOC Sues Assisted Living Co. For Firing Epileptic Admin

Law360, New York (September 25, 2013, 1:45 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission slapped an assisted living facility company with a disability discrimination lawsuit in Michigan federal court on Tuesday, accusing it of firing an administrator when it learned she had epilepsy.

According the to EEOC, The Pines of Clarkston hired Jamie Holden to be the administrator of a newly opened assisted living facility, but fired her on her first day of work after she disclosed her epilepsy during a medical examination.  

The lawsuit claims that in terminating Holden the company violated the...
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