Goodyear Slapped With EEOC Suit Over Firing

Law360, New York (September 8, 2011, 1:18 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sued Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. on Wednesday, alleging it wrongly fired an employee in North Carolina after she told her supervisor that she suffered from menorrhagia, which can cause dizzy spells.

According to the complaint, Goodyear fired Alisha Adams from her job at the company's tire manufacturing facility in Fayetteville, N.C., on the belief that she was a risk to pass out and fall into the tire-building machine, even though she submitted medical clearances.

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Case Title

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company


Case Number

5:11-cv-00468

Court

North Carolina Eastern

Nature of Suit

Civil Rights: Americans with Disabilities - Employment

Judge

Terrence W. Boyle

Date Filed

September 6, 2011

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