Womble Carlyle Fired Disabled Cancer Survivor, EEOC Says

Law360, New York (January 16, 2013, 2:50 PM EST) -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission hit Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice LLP Wednesday with allegations in North Carolina federal court that the law firm unlawfully fired an office assistant who was disabled from breast cancer treatment and could not lift heavy objects. 

The EEOC lodged a suit on behalf of former Womble Carlyle support services assistant Charlesetta G. Jennings, alleging that the law firm violated the 1990 Americans With Disabilities Act and the 1991 Civil Rights Act by failing to provide Jennings with a "reasonable...
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