Dallas-based DuPriest and Sons Holding will pay $24,000 to settle EEOC charges that it violated the ADA when it laid off a longtime employee after he informed his supervisor he would need regular kidney dialysis.
The man had worked for the silk-screen printing company for 38 years when company officials told him they could “no longer afford him.”
The company has since been sold, and the new owners agreed to train all managers and supervisors concerning their ADA obligations.
Note: The ADA bars employers from taking any adverse action against an employee because of his or her disability. When downsizing, make sure disability doesn’t influence the process.
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