If you think the American with Disabilities Act only covers workers with physical disabilities, think again.
According to a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, a female employee of a Maryland auto dealership disclosed her bipolar disorder to the office manager and assistant manager and shortly after was subjected to epithets such as “pill popper” and “psycho.” While out on a medical leave of absence and under a doctor’s care, she was fired.
The dealership will pay $50,000 to settle the suit.
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