Fla. Hospital Fired Doctor Over Her Epilepsy, EEOC Says

Law360, New York (April 23, 2013, 5:08 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission launched a suit Monday claiming a Florida-based hospital operator made an epileptic doctor work long hours that aggravated her condition, only to later fire her after she asked to work less, in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

According to the EEOC's complaint, Lianette Campos-Sackley was unlawfully terminated by Baptist Health South Florida Inc. because she requested to lessen her workload after beginning to experience epileptic seizures. Those seizures, the complaint says, were caused by fatigue that came with...
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Case Title

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Baptist Health South Florida, Inc.


Case Number

1:13-cv-21411

Court

Florida Southern

Nature of Suit

Civil Rights: Americans with Disabilities - Employment

Judge

James Lawrence King

Date Filed

April 22, 2013

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