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Offering disability benefits isn’t admitting disability

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in Compensation and Benefits,Discrimination and Harassment,Human Resources

Offering disability benefits to an employee doesn’t prevent an em­­ployer from later contending that the employee is not actually disabled.

Recent case: William worked for over 30 years for Dayton Power and Light (DPL). He was charged with child molestation but was acquitted. When he resumed work, he claimed co-workers were harassing him. DPL transferred William, but he began treatment for depression and stopped showing up for work. Then DPL offered William disability benefits to age 65 if he retired, but he refused. William was eventually terminated for job abandonment.

He sued, alleging disability dis­­crimination.

William argued that Dayton admitted he was disabled when it offered him benefits. The court re­­jected that notion and dismissed his case, concluding William wasn’t disabled. (Young v. Dayton Power and Light, No. 1:11-CV-119, SD OH, 2012)

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bill October 14, 2012 at 10:38 am

Young never stop showing for work . they took and removed him from work when he present pictures of harassment to HR . then was later fired when retained attorney and ask for mere safe harassment free conditions .

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