EEOC Sues Time Warner Over Firing Of Disabled Worker

Law360, New York (July 7, 2017, 7:48 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sued Time Warner Cable and new owner Charter Communications on Thursday over allegations they violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by denying an ailing California worker a reasonable accommodation.

The EEOC’s complaint said the cable television company refused to accommodate former worker Kameron Taylor and then fired her after learning that she was diagnosed with papillary carcinoma, a type of thyroid cancer.

While Time Warner had at first given Taylor unpaid leave when she requested an accommodation to seek medical attention, the company didn’t give her additional unpaid time so that she could undergo treatment...

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