Oxford Denies Breach Over Worker With Brain Damage

Law360, New York (October 20, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Clothing manufacturer Oxford Industries Inc. has denied U.S. discrimination regulators’ charges that it wrongfully terminated a disabled employee, arguing it went above and beyond federal requirements to accommodate an injured worker before firing him.

In court documents filed Oct. 19, Oxford subsidiary Tommy Bahama Group said it only “reluctantly” terminated employee Todd Hiley after repeated communications with his medical providers and attempts to accommodate him after a traumatic brain injury.

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said that Oxford should have done more to keep Hiley...
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