EEOC Nails Rite Aid, Others Using Broader ADA Law

Law360, New York (September 9, 2010, 7:20 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has accused three companies, including drug store chain Rite Aid Corp., of discriminating against disabled workers in a bid to crack down on employers using the broader definition of disability under a recently amended federal law.

The agency sued Eckerd Corp., now operating as Rite Aid; Maryland-based surveying company Fisher, Collins & Carter; and IPC Print Services Tuesday for running afoul of the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 by refusing to accommodate employees' disabilities.

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