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.