Fla. Hospital Settles Suit Over Epileptic Doctor's Firing

Law360, Miami (February 24, 2014, 4:58 PM EST) -- A Miami hospital system will pay $215,000 to settle a disability discrimination suit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on behalf of a doctor who asked for an accommodation because of her epilepsy, the agency said Friday.

Baptist Health South Florida Inc. agreed to not only pay the $215,000 but also to implement additional training annually for management officials, human resources personnel and recruiters. The training will emphasize disability discrimination and the possibility of modified work schedules as a reasonable accommodation, according to the...
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