EEOC Sues Medical Group For Firing Doctor On Pain Meds

Law360, New York (September 29, 2016, 9:41 PM EDT) -- ApolloMD and Georgia Hospitalists Group were hit with an employment discrimination suit in Georgia federal court Wednesday by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, claiming the physicians services company and medical group violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by firing a doctor for taking narcotic medication prescribed for chronic pain.

Alunda Hunt was fired from his job at Spaulding Regional Medical Center shortly after revealing to his employers that he was being treated with prescribed narcotics and spinal injections for a chronic medical condition, despite his ability to perform his job duties, according to the EEOC’s complaint.

“At the time Dr....

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