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.
- Good documentation wins cases--even sensitive ones
- Who pays for required work uniforms?
- Seek attorney's help to craft arbitration agreements that will keep you out of court
- Employee miffed about your decision? That's no reason to tolerate insubordination
- What are our legal options? It turns out, an employee who is suing us was a thief!