Erin Primmer, former producer of “The Montel Williams Show,” has increased the amount of her disability discrimination lawsuit against CBS by a whopping $3 million.
Primmer claims she was wrongfully fired after she collapsed from a brain aneurysm in March 2007, even though a doctor cleared her to return to work the following month.
Her lawsuit says the show’s executive producer refused to renew her contract, telling her CBS needed “someone capable of handling pressure.”
Note: The ADA Amendments Act of 2008, which took effect this month, significantly broadened the ADA’s protections for disabled workers. For details on the changes, visit www.theHRSpecialist.com/thenewADA and www.eeoc.gov/ada/amendments_notice.html.
- Never automatically fire employees just because they exhaust FMLA leave
- Documentation is key to winning bias lawsuits--along with clear policies, thorough investigations
- No federal gay-Bias law, but take note of state, Local rules
- Stay ahead of EEOC complaint calendar by documenting when employee learns he'll lose job
- Employee isn't completely reliable? OK to consider that when making promotion decisions