In Minneapolis, Minnesota, Product Fabricators, Inc. is a manufacturer that will pay $40,000 to settle a disability discrimination suit which was filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The lawsuit was filed in 2009 and the EEOC charged Product Fabricators when they fired a long-time employee, Dennis Anderson. The former employee was fired because he was taking a low dosage prescribed narcotic medication for back pain. The company’s policy required all employees to report whether they were taking any prescription or over the counter medication. The EEOC found that this policy was a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) because it does not relate to the ability of employees to do their jobs. Therefore, the EEOC claimed that it was unlawful because employees complied with the policy and would likely be inclined to disclose information about any disabilities or impairments they may have. Read more:
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