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Car dealership faces ­disability bias charges

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A former general manager at Benny Boyd Chevrolet-Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep in Lubbock claims he was denied partnership in the company when he developed multiple sclerosis (MS). The manager had been hired in 2010 with the promise that good performance would be rewarded with partnership in the company.

According to an EEOC complaint, the manager successfully ran the dealership for several months before he was diagnosed with MS. After that, he claims his superiors began harassing him about his condition. The complaint quotes the supervisor as saying, “What’s wrong with you? Are you a cripple?” The supervisor allegedly said, “You are on your last quarter, buddy, since you have MS.”

The general manager claims the company refused to investigate or stop the harassment. Once it became clear he would lose earnings for not being named a dealership partner, the man resigned and filed the EEOC complaint.

The EEOC’s lawsuit seeks compensatory and punitive damages and back pay, as well as injunctive relief.

Note: Disability harassment is just as illegal as sexual or racial harassment. Employers must respond to disability harassment allegations in the same way—with a prompt and professional investigation.

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Randall hurst February 16, 2015 at 9:41 am

Hi, my name is Randall hurst, I just want you to follow up on you’re article. Because I choose to take the hard road, which was very difficult from people trying ruin my name and among many things. The reason I am writing this is to tell you that the EEOC did a great job. I will never complain about paying taxes again. This is why they have programs out there like this, money can do a lot of things but if you just do the right things you will have the goverment on you’re side.

Sincerely
Randall hurst

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