ADA lawsuit: Hospital illegally yanked job offer

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A woman suffering from fibromyalgia applied for a job with a children’s hospital in Aurora, Colo. After three interviews, she was offered the position, contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment health screen. Following a medical exam arranged by the hospital, the employer withdrew its job offer.

The U.S. Equal Employment Oppor­­tu­­nity Commission sued on her behalf, and the hospital agreed to settle for $95,000.

Remember: Applicants—not just em­­ployees—are protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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