Sony Can't Escape EEOC Suit Over Amputee's Termination

Law360, New York (July 19, 2013, 6:03 PM EDT) -- An Illinois federal judge rejected a bid by Sony Electronics Inc. Friday to toss out an Americans with Disabilities Act lawsuit brought on behalf of a fired amputee, despite Sony's claim that the former employee's U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission charge came after the 300-day statute of limitations expired.

U.S. District Judge James Zagel rejected Sony's bid for summary judgment, which argued the EEOC's ADA suit had to be thrown out because Dorothy Shanks filed her charge against Sony 511 days after her termination.

Shanks, a...
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Case Information

Case Title

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Staffmark Investment LLC et al

Case Number



Illinois Northern

Nature of Suit

445(Civil Rights: Americans with Disabilities - Employment)


Honorable Sheila M. Finnegan

Date Filed

December 3, 2012

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