Dillard's Sued Over Illness Disclosure Policy

Law360, New York (September 29, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has accused retail giant Dillard's Inc. of unlawfully firing employees for refusing to disclose confidential medical information.

The agency's lawsuit, filed Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, alleges Dillard's interfered with the employees' rights under the Americans With Disabilities Act and subjected them to retaliatory discharge.

The EEOC said it attempted to eliminate the allegedly unlawful employment practices through “informal methods of conciliation, conference, and persuasion” before launching the suit, but to no avail....
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