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No disability discrimination if worker isn’t qualified for job

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in Discrimination and Harassment,Human Resources

A hospital secretary who suffered chronic arm pain after puncturing her thumb with a contaminated pin recently lost her disability-discrimination lawsuit.

During the employee’s leave of absence, William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak filled her position and gave her 60 days to find a new position.

She wasn’t qualified for other jobs she applied for, so the hospital terminated her. She filed a disability-discrimination claim, but the court ruled that she didn’t suffer discrimination because she wasn’t qualified for any available jobs.

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