File this one under "ironic." Solano County (Calif.) disability services provider Pace Solano agreed to pay $130,000 to a job candidate who disclosed a partial paralysis in her hand during a pre-employment physical exam. The company refused to hire her because of her hand situation.
She had applied for the job at the encouragement of a Pace Solano employee who thought she would work well with their clientele, who are people with developmental disabilities.
The EEOC filed the suit on her behalf.
- Informal comment to HR? Beware retaliation suit
- Employees filed job-discrimination complaints with EEOC in near-record numbers last year
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- When push comes to shove, no retaliation unless protected right was violated first