The EEOC has filed a lawsuit against G2 Secure Staff, a staffing company with offices in Raleigh, for failure to accommodate a disabled applicant.
According to the suit, Sharif K. Thompson has end-stage renal disease, a condition in which his kidneys no longer function and he is not able to urinate. Thompson applied for a job and successfully completed all of the pre-employment requirements except a drug test. Thompson asked if he could take the drug test using a hair sample rather than a urinalysis as an accommodation for his disability.
The company refused and wouldn’t hire Thompson.
In a statement, the EEOC said that violated the ADA. “Employers have a duty to work with applicants as well as employees who request reasonable accommodations,” said Lynette A. Barnes, an attorney for the EEOC’s Charlotte District.
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