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Employer pays $65K after firing worker with diabetes

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in Discrimination and Harassment,Human Resources

North Dakota-based Strad Oilfield Services will pay $65,000 in damages to resolve a disability discrimination charge filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). An investigation by the EEOC revealed that Strad fired an em­­ployee shortly after it learned of his diabetes, ignoring the fact that the employee was still able to perform the job according to a fitness-for-duty test.

The lesson: Diabetes is a covered condition under the ADA.

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