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EEOC sues amusement park in Austin for disability bias

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An Austin, Tx.-area amusement park allegedly took a developmentally disabled janitor for a ride then booted him out of his job. According to an EEOC lawsuit, the man had worked for the company satisfactorily for four years despite having suffered a traumatic brain injury as a child.

However, the company’s new computerized timekeeping system baffled him. When his mother learned he hadn’t been paid for several months, she contacted the employer and requested an accommodation to help with the system. The company’s response? It fired him.

Attempts to resolve the dispute through the EEOC’s conciliation process failed, so the agency sued, seeking back pay and punitive damages.

Tip: Employers that do not provide documentation showing why it rejected an accommodation will not fare well in court.

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P Colina December 10, 2015 at 3:03 pm

Why don’t you publish the company’s name so we can boycott it? Shame on them!

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