Fired Worker Should Have Gotten More Leave, ADA Suit Says
By Ben James
Law360, New York (December 12, 2013, 7:24 PM ET) -- A nonprofit medical center violated the Americans With Disabilities Act when it fired an office associate who had been diagnosed with breast cancer instead of allowing her more medical leave, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said in California federal court Wednesday.
Oakland-based Children's Hospital and Research Center failed to provide worker Imelda Tamayo with a reasonable accommodation for her cancer and instead discharged her because of her illness and the treatment it required, according to an EEOC's lawsuit.
"Firing employees with disabilities just because they...