Nonprofit Can't Get EEOC's Obesity Suit Thrown Out

Law360, New York (December 7, 2011, 8:39 PM EST) -- A Louisiana federal judge on Wednesday refused to dismiss the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's lawsuit claiming human services nonprofit Human Development Inc. violated the Americans with Disabilities Act when it fired a severely obese employee from her job at a long-term treatment facility.

U.S. District Judge Ivan L.R. Lemelle signed off on a 26-page ruling that denied two motions for summary judgment filed by Resources for Human Development, which the EEOC's September 2010 complaint says does business as residential treatment facility Family House of Louisiana....
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Case Information

Case Title

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Resources for Human Development, Inc.

Case Number



Louisiana Eastern

Nature of Suit

Civil Rights: Jobs


Ivan L.R. Lemelle

Date Filed

September 30, 2010

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