HOSPITAL TO PAY $100K FOR FIRING EMPLOYEE BASED ON DISABILITY

A Pittsburgh hospital will pay $100,000 to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit in which the hospital allegedly fired an employee because she had cancer, according to an EEOC announcement. The EEOC alleged the hospital suddenly stopped accommodating an employee’s disability and demanded she return to work full-time with no restrictions. The EEOC claimed the supervisor discriminated against the worker after she returned to work by substantially increasing her workload, removing her staff assistant, and subjecting her to unwarranted work scrutiny.

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