$350,000 Settlement in Disability Discrimination Lawsuit Against Health Care Consulting Firm, Training Ordered

 
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
 

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The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has resolved its suit against J.A. Thomas & Associates, a health care consulting firm, based in Atlanta, Ga.  In a settlement agreement filed with U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, the company agreed to pay $350,000 in back pay and compensatory damages to a former employee who alleged that the company did not rehire her due to her disability.  In addition to the monetary payment, J.A. Thomas agrees to provide training to all its employees on the Americans with Disabilities Act. 

According to the EEOC's suit, Civil Action No. 2:11-cv-13347, J.A. Thomas violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) when it did not rehire the claimant, a bilateral amputee, as a health information management specialist after the company decided to make the position remote. 


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