This is probably one case where the adage that there’s no such thing as bad publicity doesn’t hold true.
According to its web site, Colorado Sports and Spine Centers (CSSC) in Colorado Springs is southern Colorado’s “first and most comprehensive rehabilitation network,” existing “to help each person achieve his or her highest level of function and independence.”
Yet the center has just agreed to pay $137,500 to settle a discrimination lawsuit brought by the EEOC on behalf of former employee Kristina Siebert. The CSSC fired Siebert after she took time off to be fitted for hearing aids.
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